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Update: Avoiding The Franchisor Joint Employer Trap

It’s an unsettling time for franchisors.  The NLRB’s new “indirect control” standard for finding a joint employer relationship (discussed here) is ambiguous and leaves many franchisors confused about how to protect their brand without becoming a joint employer with their … Continue reading

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Limiting Employee Hours to Avoid the Affordable Care Act May Violate ERISA

Under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), employers with 50 full-time equivalent employees (those working 30+ hours per week) must offer at least minimal healthcare to employees and their dependents.  Employers, including many franchised businesses, may attempt to avoid this requirement … Continue reading

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NLRB Provides “Fresh” Guidance on Joint Employment

On April 28, 2015 the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) issued an advisory opinion to the NLRB Chicago Region regarding joint employment.  The NLRB concluded that neither Freshii Development, L.L.C. (“Freshii”), a fast-casual restaurant franchisor with over 100 franchised locations, … Continue reading

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