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NFL to touchdown in London
  • RPC
  • United Kingdom
  • February 4 2016

The NFL season is reaching its climax with the Denver Broncos preparing to take on the Carolina Panthers on 7 February in the Super Bowl. Super Bowl

Franchising and the new small business ombudsman
  • Maddocks
  • Australia
  • February 2 2016

Kate Carnell, the former chief executive of the Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, was announced on Monday 1 February 2016 as Australia's

What’s an FPR?
  • LeClairRyan
  • USA
  • February 1 2016

Every franchise buyer wants to know how much money he or she can make from the franchised business. Franchise sellers naturally want to answer that

NLRB Rejects McDonald’s Procedural Motions
  • Wyatt Tarrant & Combs LLP
  • USA
  • January 29 2016

Earlier this month, the National Labor Relations Board issued two decisions rejecting procedural motions filed by McDonald's, USA in the pending

Franchisors: Take Note of New Joint Employment Guidance
  • Quarles & Brady LLP
  • USA
  • January 28 2016

The Department of Labor ("DOL") has weighed in on the joint employer issue, releasing an Administrator's Interpretation ("AI") setting forth the

Navigating the Rollover as Business Start-ups (ROBS) Strategy
  • Jackson Lewis PC
  • USA
  • January 28 2016

A former executive starts a new chapter in her life and wants to buy a franchise operation and work there. A long-time consultant tires of working

NLRB’s new joint-employer standard to be put to the test in federal court
  • Barnes & Thornburg LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2016

As previously reported by the blog and widely throughout mainstream media, last year the NLRB significantly altered its standard for evaluating

Franchisors take note: broader DOL "joint employer" interpretation adds more risk for franchise industry
  • DLA Piper LLP
  • USA
  • January 26 2016

While the franchise industry's attention has been focused on the NLRB's new and expanded joint-employer test, the Department of Labor has quietly

Managing your franchise data - are you ready for the biggest shake-up in the past 20 years?
  • Fieldfisher LLP
  • European Union
  • January 26 2016

Increasingly, when a franchise business is asked to identify its most valuable asset, it points to its customer data. Inexhaustible developments in

Court of Appeal Provides Guidance on Common Issues and Franchisors' Duty of Good Faith
  • Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
  • Canada
  • January 26 2016

On January 14, 2016 the Ontario Court of Appeal released its unanimous decision in 1250264 Ontario Inc. v. Pet Valu Canada Inc. granting summary