Franchising

Visitors to the National Law Review searching for the latest laws, legislation, and litigation surrounding franchising law, you can find up-to-date stories in the United States and internationally. Issues regarding substantial association with franchise and trademarks, unfair terms legislation, franchise taxes, or healthcare franchising, are among the many stories and news which is covered for visitors by the National Law Review.

Joint employer status can often affect liability claims when they are being litigated. The legal experts at the National Law Review cover the changing litigation surrounding the joint-employer standard coming out of the NLRB.  Further, international law, or companies that operate in multiple states, or are multinational companies, are affected by franchise law in the United States, and international laws that are also binding on those companies. Different trade agreements, contract terms, and negotiations are also going to affect the manner in which franchises are handled, when cases are being litigated, or when terms are being decided upon between companies/organizations. 

Other areas of law can also interact with how franchise law is litigated or settled. In immigration cases, where agencies are targeting a specific franchise, immigration laws may apply when determining a case’s outcome. Depending on the size of the franchise, and whether it’s bylaws and incorporating documents have different clauses or international provisions, are also areas that can greatly impact how certain cases will be litigated. Choice of forum clauses, choice of law clauses, and various other contractual obligations, terms, and implications, can greatly impact the area of franchise law for many organizations.

The National Law Review providers visitors with the latest news, stories, and litigation that is taking place in the area of franchise law. From the FTC’s Franchise Rule to learning about new franchises being opened, to contract terms being litigated, visitors will always find the latest details, and information, on the National Law Review.

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Date Title Organization
22
Feb
Independent Review of Franchising Code – Final Report Released K&L Gates
12
Jan
DOL Announces Final Rule Affecting Independent Contractor Classification Under the FLSA K&L Gates
13
Dec
Aussie Burger Wars Continue: KFC v HFC K&L Gates
12
Dec
Strip Mall Revival Hunton Andrews Kurth
11
Dec
Holt Texas, Ltd. v. Vita Inclinata Techs., Inc. Foley & Lardner LLP
1
Dec
Burger Wars: The big Beef Between McDonald’s and Hungry Jack’s – McD Asia Pacific LLC v Hungry Jack’s Pty Ltd [2023] FCA 1412 K&L Gates
22
Nov
Did We Accidentally Create a Franchise? Ward and Smith, P.A.
20
Nov
California Court of Appeal Landmark Opinion Expands Intangible Asset Exemption from Property Tax Assessment Greenberg Traurig, LLP
11
Oct
Federal District Court Offers Broad Ruling on a Franchisor and Individual Officer’s Motion to Dismiss Foley & Lardner LLP
1
Oct
Federal Court in 9th Circuit Orders Operators of 14 Bay Area Subway Locations to Pay Employees Nearly $1m In Wages, Damages; Sell or Shut Down Their Businesses U.S. Department of Labor
29
Sep
How Fast Can I Franchise? Hold On a Minute Ward and Smith, P.A.
18
Sep
Industry and Labor Serve Up $20 Minimum Wage Deal for Fast Food Workers Proskauer Rose LLP
14
Sep
California Fast Food Workers Look Forward to Pay Increases Vedder Price
14
Sep
Back to FAST Recovery: Business and Labor Reach Agreement Jackson Lewis P.C.
1
Sep
Another Review of Franchising Code Announced K&L Gates
27
Jul
Third Circuit Rules Texas Auto Dealer Incentive Programs Must Use Reliable Standards Foley & Lardner LLP
27
Jul
California AB 1228 Delayed: Bill Proposes Joint-Employer Theory of Liability Between Franchisor, Franchisee in CA’s Fast-Food Industry Greenberg Traurig, LLP
5
Jul
Court Looks at What a Franchise Is Under the Minnesota Franchise Act Foley & Lardner LLP
30
Jun
Louisiana Franchise Tax Phase-Out Vetoed by Governor Jones Walker LLP
28
Jun
Federal Court Deals with Personal Jurisdiction and Choice of Law Issues Foley & Lardner LLP
22
Jun
Exploring Franchising: Legal and Business Considerations for Launching a Successful Franchise Varnum LLP
4
Jun
French Insider Episode 22: French Investments in the U.S. Wine Industry with Jean Hoefliger of JH Wine Consulting [Podcast] Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
22
May
ESMA Issues Opinion on Undue Costs of UCITS and AIFS K&L Gates
14
May
NC Retail Permits Cancelled – But a Solution Is Available Ward and Smith, P.A.
13
May
Buehler Doesn’t Get a Day Off from Double Taxation McDermott Will & Emery
4
May
Contracts Corner: Distribution Agreements McDermott Will & Emery
4
May
The MOAC Decision: Implications for DIP Lenders, Not Just for Asset Purchasers Polsinelli PC
20
Apr
Labor Trends in Restaurant Industry: How QSRs and Gen Z are Impacting Employee Activism Jackson Lewis P.C.
10
Apr
When Does a Trademark License Turn into a Franchise? Bradley Arant Boult Cummings LLP
4
Apr
Arizona House Introduces Potential General Franchise Law Foley & Lardner LLP
31
Mar
“If It’s Not Broken, Don’t Fix Break It”— The FTC Targets the Franchise Business Model Foley & Lardner LLP
24
Mar
Around the World and Back Again: Tips for Global Brand Protection Norris McLaughlin P.A.
17
Mar
FTC Turns Its Attention to Franchising Polsinelli PC
11
Mar
Federal Trade Commission Continues Policy Initiatives by Seeking Public Comment on Franchisor-Franchisee Relationships Mintz
2
Mar
California’s War On The Fast-Food Industry Continues Proskauer Rose LLP
7
Jan
FTC Contemplates Banning Non-Compete Covenants in Franchise Agreements ArentFox Schiff LLP
7
Oct
Franchisor (Jim's Group – Dog Wash Division) To Pay Au$24,420 In Penalties K&L Gates
5
Oct
NASAA Shuts Down Use of Acknowledgments and Questionnaires in Franchise Sales Process Polsinelli PC
22
Sep
Eleventh Circuit Serves a Whopper of a Ruling on Franchisor’s ‘No-Poach’/‘No-Hire’ Agreement With Franchisees Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
14
Sep
Franchisors Need to Register by 14 November 2022 K&L Gates
1
Sep
California Bill Aimed at Providing Increased Rights to Fast-Food Workers Sent to Governor for Signature Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
4
Aug
The How, When, and Why of Franchise Termination in New Jersey Stark & Stark
2
Aug
Case Update: Dwyer v Fredbar in the Court of Appeal Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
18
Jul
Franchising and the New EU and UK Vertical Block Exemptions Greenberg Traurig, LLP
22
Jun
McDonald’s Closure of Russian Locations Spotlights the Proper Way to Franchise Internationally Stark & Stark
17
Jun
Franchisor Beware: Registered Trademarks Does Not Mean Impunity from Priority Local Use Challenge Stark & Stark
15
Jun
Say It Ain’t So (Trader) Joe’s: Grocery Chain Workers File Union Petition Barnes & Thornburg LLP
31
Mar
Massachusetts’ Franchisee Classification To Be Resolved Using Independent Contractor Test ArentFox Schiff LLP
29
Mar
New MLB CBA to Allow Uniform Sponsorships ArentFox Schiff LLP
10
Mar
California’s ‘FAST Recovery Act’: The Anticipated Impact on the Restaurant Industry, Franchise Industry, Jobs, and Food Prices Greenberg Traurig, LLP
 

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