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
10
May
Corporate Suspension By California Secretary Of State Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
6
May
New Georgia Law Says Franchisors Generally Not Employers of Franchisees or Franchisees’ Workers Jackson Lewis P.C.
14
Apr
How Enforceable Are Your Non-Competition Covenants in Canada? Dickinson Wright PLLC
14
Apr
Are Shareholders of a Corporate Franchisee Considered “Franchisees” Under Ontario’s Franchise Legislation? Dickinson Wright PLLC
14
Apr
Change to Michigan Law Provides Some Protection for Franchisors Dickinson Wright PLLC
14
Apr
Franchises: Dunkin’ Donuts Quebec Case Now Final Dickinson Wright PLLC
12
Apr
Court Rules Dissolution of Cooperative Corporation Is a Process, Not a Flash Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
31
Mar
Franchisee Can’t Work Its Way Out of Trademark Infringement and Breach of Contract Litigation on Jurisdictional Grounds Proskauer Rose LLP
7
Mar
New Wisconsin Law Declares Franchisors Not Employer of Franchisee Employees Michael Best & Friedrich LLP
3
Mar
Ohio Court of Appeals Upholds a Successor Manufacturer’s Termination of a Distribution Franchise McDermott Will & Emery
15
Dec
Is Franchise Tax Board Argument Nothing More Than Blowing In Wind? Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
3
Dec
Electronic Disclosure: Canadian Franchise Association Proposes Changes to Arthur Wishart Act Dickinson Wright PLLC
14
Oct
British Columbia (Canada) Introduces Uniform Franchise Legislation, Could Take Effect in 2016 Dickinson Wright PLLC
2
Oct
President Signs E-Warranty Statute Amendment Foley & Lardner LLP
17
Sep
Draft DOL Policy Lists ‘Economic Realities’ as Key OSHA Test of Joint Employer Status Jackson Lewis P.C.
11
Sep
Broader Joint-Employer Test Leads to Teamsters Win At Browning-Ferris Holland & Hart LLP
11
Sep
NLRB’s ‘Joint Employer’ Decision Could Lead to Labor Law Headaches for Franchisors Dickinson Wright PLLC
3
Sep
Franchisor and Franchisee: Two Peas In A Pod (But What Will The NLRB’s Ruling Really Produce?) ArentFox Schiff LLP
17
Aug
NLRB Denies McDonald’s Appeal of Motion to Dismiss Joint Employer Claims Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
7
Aug
New Joint Employer Doctrine and Hybrid Test Increase Possible Liability Under Title VII in Fourth Circuit Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
23
Jul
Alberta, Canada, Changes its Laws on Guarantees Dickinson Wright PLLC
22
Jul
Watch the Extra Step…When Crossing the Resale Exemption Path Dickinson Wright PLLC
22
Jul
A View from Twin Peaks Dickinson Wright PLLC
22
Jul
A New Paradigm in Canadian Franchise Law: The Dunkin’ Donuts Case Dickinson Wright PLLC
13
Jul
New Texas Law Says Franchisors Generally Not Employers of Franchisees’ Workers Jackson Lewis P.C.
5
Jun
NLRB Weighs-In on Franchise Joint Employers Sheppard, Mullin, Richter & Hampton LLP
18
May
Joint Employer Status for Franchisors Sees Some Reprieve, But Not Enough Yet for Celebration Foley & Lardner LLP
13
May
NLRB’s Division Of Advice Says Franchisor Not Joint Employer Under Current Or Proposed Tests Squire Patton Boggs (US) LLP
16
Apr
Massachusetts Highest Court Holds Businesses Not Required to Permit Tipping Under State Law Jackson Lewis P.C.
20
Mar
Legal Considerations for Homebuilder Franchises Bilzin Sumberg
17
Mar
Franchise Agreement Transfer Provisions in the Hospitality Industry Greenberg Traurig, LLP
25
Feb
Hotel Franchising Continues to Expand Greenberg Traurig, LLP
27
Jan
AODA in Brief --Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act Dickinson Wright PLLC
23
Jan
Navigating the Cyber Liability Storm – Part II Dickinson Wright PLLC
23
Jan
Navigating the Cyber Liability Storm – Part I Dickinson Wright PLLC
23
Jan
Take Action Now to Avoid Unexpected State Tax Liabilities Dickinson Wright PLLC
5
Jan
Cybersecurity Litigation Monthly Newsletter-December 2014 Faegre Drinker
23
Dec
Franchisor-Franchisee Relationship Focus of NLRB General Counsel Jackson Lewis P.C.
19
Dec
Pennsylvania Unwraps Final Market-Sourcing Guidance McDermott Will & Emery
2
Dec
Cable Merger Runs Into Problems In Different Areas of Kentucky McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC
31
Oct
I Can’t Make Sandwiches: I Worked at Jimmy John’s. Why Do We Care? Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
8
Oct
The NLRB's Designs to Re-Define Joint Employer - National Labor Relations Board Steptoe & Johnson PLLC
7
Oct
California Supreme Court Finds Franchisor Not Vicariously Liable for Sexual Harassment Jackson Lewis P.C.
5
Oct
Oklahoma Chicken Express Franchiser to Pay $15,000 to Settle EEOC National Origin Discrimination Suit U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
29
Sep
Employment Law Summer Recap 2014: Part 10 of 11 – Derek Jeter and Big Macs: What Will Happen to Their Franchises Now? Mintz
19
Sep
Nevada Supreme Court Upholds Fraud Verdict Against The California Franchise Tax Board Allen Matkins Leck Gamble Mallory & Natsis LLP
12
Sep
California Supreme Court and NLRB Reach Conflicting Decisions Involving Fast Food Giants McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC
9
Sep
Franchisor Not Liable for Sexual Harassment Claims Asserted by Franchisee’s Employee, California High Court Rules Jackson Lewis P.C.
5
Sep
NLRB General Counsel Announces Broad Interpretation of Joint Employer Status Greenberg Traurig, LLP
29
Aug
Burger King Acquisition has Some Canadians Concerned McBrayer, McGinnis, Leslie and Kirkland, PLLC
 

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