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Unfair contract terms expansion to small businesses - what is the potential impact for franchises?
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers
  • Australia
  • June 30 2015

The Commonwealth Government is in the process of consulting and finalising legislation to extend the unfair contract terms provisions contained in the

Do you know who your employees are?
  • Foley & Lardner LLP
  • USA
  • June 29 2015

Employers are beginning to learn that they may have far more employees than they think. A driver for the ride sharing company Uber was considered an

Update: Dunkin’ Donuts on its way to the Supreme Court of Canada
  • McCarthy Tétrault LLP
  • Canada
  • June 26 2015

We previously wrote about the decision rendered by the Québec Court of Appeal against Dunkin’ Brands Canada Ltd. in connection with its litigation

Franchising falls under the Polish competition regulator's scrutiny
  • Eversheds LLP
  • Poland
  • June 25 2015

The general principle of freedom of contract is applied to franchise agreements. Parties are free to determine the contract's content. The franchisee

Business law update - Summer- 2015
  • Thompson Hine LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2015

While it may be true that the only things certain in life are death and taxes, knowing how to reduce your tax liability can certainly make paying

Retail industry update- July 2015
  • Miller Thomson LLP
  • Canada
  • June 17 2015

In November 2014, the Ontario government introduced Bill 45, which is aimed at promoting transparency and health in the province by enacting the

NLRB Freshii memo offers lessons to franchisors on minimising employment liability
  • Perkins Coie LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2015

Since the Office of the General Counsel of the National Labour Relations Board (NLRB) began efforts in 2014 to characterise McDonald's USA, LLC and

What’s an exclusive territory?
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • June 16 2015

The extent of a franchisee's territorial rights is the subject of Item 12 of the franchise disclosure document (FDD). One of the questions

Tennessee takes shot at NLRB in new law limiting franchisor liability
  • Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
  • USA
  • June 16 2015

Franchisors in Tennessee can breathe a small sigh of relief thanks to a newly enacted state statute that seeks to limit their potential liability and

Franchise law in the United States
  • Dentons
  • USA
  • June 12 2015

As the population of the United States swelled to over 320 million people in 2015 , it remains a leader in the global franchising industry