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Jones Day | USA | 19 May 2010

Massachusetts district court finds janitorial franchisees are employees, not independent contractors

On March 23, 2010, the United States District Court for the District of Massachusetts held in Awuah v. Coverall North America, Inc. that a group of janitorial franchisees were misclassified as independent contractors.


Jones Day | Australia | 22 Jan 2007

The use of deal protection devices in Australia: recent trends and a comparative analysis with the US and UK

The current high levels of global public M&A activity (including in Australia) have again brought into focus the deal protection devices used by bidders in “friendly” transactions to recover some of their transaction costs if they are subsequently outbid by a rival, and to ensure that the target board focuses exclusively on their offer and does not solicit rival bids.

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