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Franchisee who ignored his disclosure document loses lawsuit

August 29 2013 A franchisee who sued his franchisor for fraud learned the hard way why it's important to read the Franchise Disclosure Document, cover to cover…

Top ten employment legal issues for 2013

January 11 2013 With a new year come new (and returning) legal issues for small businesses and employers. Franchisors and franchisees, which employ millions of workers…

Controversial film “Escape From Tomorrow” shows need to protect intellectual property

January 29 2013 "Escape From Tomorrow," one of the most controversial films at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, has put copyright and trademark law, as well as the…

Employer-Provided Tax Preparation Services Are Includible In Employees’ Gross Income

May 2 2018 The Internal Revenue Service (the “IRS”) recently issued Chief Counsel Advice 201810007 requiring the fair market value of tax preparation services…

Another franchisor faces lawsuit alleging that its franchisees are actually employees

March 11 2013 If you follow my blog, you know that one of the issues I've been writing about for a couple of years now is the problem that certain franchisors have…

Buildings May Now Require 32BJ Employees Be Vaccinated, Provided Certain Protocols Are Followed

October 4 2021 Under a Memorandum of Agreement dated Sept. 30, 2021, between Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 32BJ and the Realty Advisory Board…

As Cybersecurity Incidents Increase, OFAC Revises Policy on Ransomware

September 30 2021 It’s no secret that the frequency and impact of cybersecurity incidents involving ransomware have increased dramatically. In 2020, the Institute for…

U.K. Government Announces Consultation on Flexible Working Rights

September 24 2021 The U.K. Government has announced steps that could have a significant impact on employers’ developing approaches to flexible working in the country…

Champagne Producers Toast CJEU Decision Affirming Trade Mark Protections Under PDO

September 23 2021 The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has reaffirmed the importance and scope of protection afforded to trade marks under the Protected…

Company Directors Beware! Parliament Debates Extending Current Directors’ Disqualification Regime to Directors of Dissolved Companies

September 21 2021 The Ratings (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill, which is currently being considered in the House of Lords…