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Valuing franchise companies for the purpose of sale in times of uncertainty: Use of earn-out provisions

USA - July 29 2020 Buyers and sellers of franchise companies in the COVID‑19 pandemic era face potentially daunting valuation challenges at a time when selling may be…

Jay Gary Finkelstein.

Strengthening franchise systems post COVID-19: Strategic acquisitions

USA - April 23 2020 The coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic and government reactions to it have had an enormous impact on economies throughout the world. With…

Jay Gary Finkelstein.

Franchisors take note: broader DOL "joint employer" interpretation adds more risk for franchise industry

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…

Harriet A. Lipkin, Kevin Harlow.

What does the new joint employer standard mean for franchising? Messrs. Griffin and Weil speak

USA - November 13 2015 In our last FranCast on this evolving topic, we surmised that the NLRB would not likely seek to impose joint employer status on conventionally…

The next labor threat to franchisors: manager overtime pay − next steps for employers

USA - November 13 2015 As the franchise industry's attention has been focused on the new and expanded joint-employer initiative by the NLRB, another development is emerging…