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Franchisor not liable for franchisee’s tip policy that allegedly violated Massachusetts law
  • Constangy Brooks Smith & Prophete LLP
  • USA
  • June 8 2017

The Massachusetts Superior Court has recently issued a favorable opinion to franchisors under the Massachusetts Tips Act. In Yarpah v. Bowden

Court grants default judgment confirming arbitration award, with a lesson on jurisdiction
  • Carlton Fields
  • USA
  • November 30 2016

Choice Hotels filed an application to confirm an arbitration award of over $247,000 for the alleged breach of a franchise agreement by two defendants

U.S. Insight: Using Customer Feedback to Evaluate Franchisees
  • Sotos LLP
  • Canada, USA
  • November 30 2016

Consumer reviews are integral to an individual’s decision to purchase a product or service. By extension, reviews are intertwined with a business’s

Ohio Court of Appeals Upholds a Successor Manufacturer’s Termination of a Distribution Franchise
  • McDermott Will & Emery
  • USA
  • March 3 2016

The “successorship” provision of Ohio’s franchise law for alcohol beverages has spawned much litigation over the past two decades. Premium Beverage

Food and beverage law update: October 2015
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • October 28 2015

Wage and hour litigation has become what some call the new "workplace revolution." Data from the Federal Judicial Center indicates that federal wage

NLRB forces restaurant to allow posters insinuating germ-infested food
  • Holland & Knight LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2014

The NLRB's ruling in Miklin Enterprises, Inc. dba Jimmy John's is based on section 7 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), which guarantees

Two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions, on a sesame seed bun NLRB rocks franchise world by authorizing complaints against McDonald’s as a joint employer; signals significant step toward broadening the joint employer test
  • Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky and Popeo PC
  • USA
  • August 11 2014

The National Labor Relations Board is attempting to expand the reach of the National Labor Relations Act once again - this time the NLRB's Office of

Recent NLRB directive against McDonald’s provides fuel for active Attorneys General
  • Dickstein Shapiro LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2014

This week the General Counsel of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Richard Griffin, authorized 43 complaints of unfair labor practices

Restaurant and retail franchisors: could this be you in 2014?
  • Whiteford Taylor & Preston LLP
  • USA
  • January 14 2014

The case of Wojcik v. Interarch, Inc., currently pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois against the fast casual

Ohio’s Alcoholic Beverages Franchise Act: nothing watered down about a successor manufacturer’s right to terminate a franchise agreement
  • Bricker & Eckler LLP
  • USA
  • October 30 2013

The Supreme Court of Ohio recently held that R.C. 1333.82, Ohio's Alcoholic Beverages Franchise Act, permits a successor manufacturer to terminate