Tag Archives: franchise law

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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California Franchise Law Update: The New Franchisee-Friendly Regime

Recent amendments to the California Franchise Relations Act (CFRA) drastically shift the balance of power between franchisees and franchisors.  The amendments to the CFRA greatly expand franchisee protections in the event of termination, nonrenewal, and transfer. The amendments take effect January … 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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