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Electronic and Courier Delivery Coming to Ontario

Canada - June 29 2016 After long anticipation from the franchise industry, the government of Ontario has finally amended regulations under the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise…

Patrick B. Green, Ted A. Kalnins, Edward (Ned) Levitt, Andrae J. Marrocco, James Ullman

Change to Michigan law provides some protection for franchisors

USA - April 19 2016 One of the recent concerns for both franchisors and franchisees in the US has been the uncertainty created by regulatory efforts to have franchisors…

Electronic disclosure: the Canadian Franchise Association proposes changes to the Arthur Wishart Act

Canada - December 3 2015 The Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) has proposed changes to modernize Ontario's Arthur Wishart Act(Franchise Disclosure), 2000 (Act) by allowing…

Edward (Ned) Levitt, Andrae J. Marrocco

British Columbia (Canada) introduces uniform franchise legislation, could take effect in 2016

Canada - October 16 2015 The British Columbia (Canada) government has introduced a bill that will make it the sixth province in Canada to regulate franchising along with the…

Edward (Ned) Levitt, Andrae J. Marrocco

NLRB’s ‘joint employer’ decision could lead to labor law headaches for franchisors

USA - September 16 2015 Franchisee employees may be considered "joint employees" of the franchisor for purposes of collective bargaining and other employment issues under…

Edward (Ned) Levitt, Andrae J. Marrocco