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New Illinois Law Eliminates Franchise Tax, Offers Tax Amnesty
Illinois recently enacted legislation that offers significant benefits to delinquent taxpayers and corporations doing business in Illinois.
United States
30 Jul 2019
Let's Try On The Patterson Gloss Again: The Ninth Circuit Retracts Vazquez
The Dynamex ABC test, if applied literally and without regard to the special features of a franchise relationship, could jeopardize many, if not all, California franchise relationships.
United States
26 Jul 2019
Auto Manufacturers: Don't Forget the Amended Franchise Rule When Considering New Business Opportunities
Unlike oil companies and oil jobbers, auto manufacturers and distributors do not enjoy an industry-wide categorical exemption from the FTC Franchise Rule.
United States
11 Jul 2019
Regulatory Spring: Rulemaking By The Wage & Hour Division - May 31, 2019
In this edition of Regulatory Spring, we turn to the DOL's third and final proposed rulemaking of early 2019: a new standard for joint employment under the FLSA.
United States
21 Jun 2019
Ninth Circuit Expands Reach Of Dynamex, Holding ABC Test Retroactive
Jan-Pro Franchising, International, Inc. operates a three-tier franchising structure that offers cleaning and janitorial services.
United States
17 May 2019
The NLRB Delivers A Win For Gig Economy Employers By Making It Easier To Classify Workers As Independent Contractors Under The NLRA.
Seyfarth Synopsis: In another employer friendly decision, the NLRB explicitly overruled an Obama administration precedent in emphasizing the importance of entrepreneurial activity ...
United States
15 Mar 2019
High Risk, High Reward: When Is It Time To Establish Or Grow A Cannabis Franchise System?
Cannabis and CBD-driven business format franchising is coming.
United States
14 Feb 2019
Seven Fast Food Franchisors Agree To Stop Using "No Poach" Agreements Just Days After Announcement of State Attorney General Investigations
Many types of franchise businesses impose the clauses, but they may be most prevalent in the restaurant industry.
United States
19 Jul 2018
State Attorneys General Investigate Fast Food Franchisor "No Poach" Agreements
The Attorneys General of ten states are investigating fast food franchisors for their alleged use of "no poach" provisions in their franchise agreements ...
United States
18 Jul 2018
Oh Thank Heaven, Franchisees Not Employees Of 7-Eleven!
Earlier this month, a California federal court dismissed the misclassification claims of 7-Eleven franchisees on the pleadings ...
United States
28 Mar 2018
Federal Court Rules Against Calzone Franchisor In Meaty Lawsuit Against Former Franchisee
In a meaty decision involving the intersection of restrictive covenant and franchise law, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio recently denied a request ...
United States
15 Dec 2017
Andrew Sherman Authored An Article In Global Franchise Magazine
Andrew Sherman authored a September 20 article in Global Franchise Magazine, "Could Your Brand Fail in America?" Sherman offers strategies for penetrating the US market as an overseas franchisor.
United States
27 Sep 2017
Federal Court Serves Up Satisfying Seconds For California Franchisors: No Ostensible Agency Liability For Franchisees' Alleged Labor Code Violations
A federal court in California recently held that a franchisor cannot be held liable for labor code claims where it did not exercise control directly, or through an actual agency relationship with the employer...
United States
4 Apr 2017
Minh Vu, Julia Sarnoff And Kevin Fritz Authored An Article For The Franchise Law Journal
Minh Vu, Julia Sarnoff and Kevin Fritz authored "Website, Kiosks, and Other Self-Service Equipment in Franchising: Legal Pitfalls Posed by Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act," an article for the Franchise Law Journal.
United States
30 Mar 2017
Ostensible Agency, Hold The Class Certification: Would You Like Franchise With That?
It's a common business model in the fast-food industry: a massive restaurant company provides the menu, the marketing—including catchy slogans and a universally recognized logo...
United States
18 Jan 2017
2016 Trade Secrets Webinar Series Year In Review
Throughout 2016, Seyfarth Shaw's dedicated Trade Secrets, Computer Fraud & Non-Competes Practice Group hosted a series of CLE webinars that addressed significant issues facing clients...
United States
11 Jan 2017
Should Franchisors Become BFFs with WHD?
Expanding upon a relationship started in 2012, the U.S. Department of Labor's Wage & Hour Division and Subway announced a voluntary compliance agreement earlier this week.
United States
15 Aug 2016
Erik Weibust, John Skelton And Anne Dunne Authored An Article In Franchising USA
Erik Weibust, John Skelton and Anne Dunne authored an article on August 1 in Franchising USA. The article seek to demystify covenants against competition and providing basic information about their...
United States
9 Aug 2016
FLSA Compliance For Franchises…And The Joint Employer Tightrope
In May, the long awaited Department of Labor's revisions to the FLSA's white collar exemption rules were published and have many employers, including franchisors, concerned with compliance.
United States
29 Jul 2016
Webinar Recap! Enforcing Trade Secret And Non-Compete Provisions In Franchise Agreements
As a thank you to our valued readers, we are pleased to announce the webinar "Enforcing Non-Compete Provisions in Franchise Agreements" is now available as a podcast and webinar recording.
United States
8 Jul 2016
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