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Third Circuit affirms class certification in franchisee-as-employee class action
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2016

In a recent sharply divided 2-1 decision, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the grant of class certification against commercial cleaning

Breaking (Up) Bad: Watch-outs for Brand Owners Faced with Ex-Licensee's Trademark Use
  • Arent Fox LLP
  • USA
  • October 19 2016

A series of recent decisions have heightened the standard for obtaining preliminary injunctive relief for trademark infringement. This trend presents

Contrats - Distribution - Consommation : Veille juridique, Octobre 2016
  • Clifford Chance LLP
  • European Union
  • October 18 2016

L’article 64 de la Loi n 016-1088 du 8 août 2016 dite Loi travail prévoit que les réseaux de franchises de plus de trois cents membres devront

Newsletter Franchise & Réseaux n9 - 4e trimestre 2016
  • Taylor Wessing
  • France
  • October 17 2016

Cette affaire a donné à la Cour d’appel de Paris l’occasion de

Controls Imposed by Franchise Agreements May Support Class Action Claims That Franchisees Are Actually Employees
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • October 17 2016

Claims that employees have been misclassified as independent contractors remain a focus for private plaintiffs and government agencies. Contracts

Employment Law This Week: Break Pay, Misclassification of Franchisees, California Computer Professional Exemption, Non-Compete Payment
  • Epstein Becker Green
  • USA
  • October 17 2016

We invite you to view Employment Law This Week - a weekly rundown of the latest news in the field, brought to you by Epstein Becker Green. We look

Franchisors may be able to avoid liability for franchisees’ conduct under the Estate Agents Act
  • Gadens
  • Australia
  • October 17 2016

Franchisors' joint and several liability for the negligence and defalcations of their franchisee estate agents has been cast into doubt by a recent

Guide to Doing Business in Canada: Franchise law
  • Gowling WLG
  • Canada
  • October 14 2016

With a vibrant economy and close proximity to the United States, Canada is the natural first destination for U.S. franchise companies looking to

BC Finalizes Franchise Laws
  • Dickinson Wright PLLC
  • Canada
  • October 12 2016

British Columbia has released the anticipated regulations to the previously enacted Franchises Act (BC). The Franchises Act (BC) will come into force

Variation on a Theme - Do Variations to Franchise Agreements Have to be in Writing and Signed by the Parties?
  • Ashfords LLP
  • United Kingdom
  • October 11 2016

The short answer, following two recent Court of Appeal decisions, is - "unlikely" - even if that is what the franchise agreement says. There are an