Browning-Ferris waste sanitation service was bought out in 1999 by Allied Waste. AWI truck featured here. Photo on Wikipedia by Ildar Sagdejev
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT) is no doubt celebrating this Labor Day with what it considers its most dramatic victory during the Obama years, receiving a ruling last week from the National Labor Relations Board in the Browning-Ferris case.
SAN FRANCISCO – The state bar of California wants attorneys to know that they can now register for the state bar exam for franchise and distribution law. California is the first and so far only state to certify specialists in the area of franchise and distribution law.
Jared Fogle serves Subway Photo: cc Anna Hanks, Sep 30, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS – On Wednesday, the United States of America and the U.S. Attorney for Southern Indiana entered a plea agreement with Jared Fogle, spokesman for Subway sandwich chain, on two counts of child pornography. Fogle plead guilty, waiving his rights to indictment by a grand jury.
INDIANPOLIS – The Associated Press tweeted this evening that Subway pitchman Jared Fogle will enter a guilty plea tomorrow to possession of child pornography. An Indiana television station first reported the news, citing sources it did not identify. The report also said the U.S. Attorney's Office in Indianapolis planned to hold a news conference on Wednesday.
Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has been in Australia since 1977. It has twice been Australia’s “Franchisor of the Year”. If the franchisees really can’t make a buck without underpaying their employees why do they buy a 7-Eleven franchise?
Last week, the California State Senate voted unanimously to pass CA AB525, a bill which amends the California Fair Franchise Act and grants franchisees across the state more freedom in running their business. Several days later, the California State Assembly voted 79-0 in favor of the bill as well.
Some franchisor advocates have indicated outrage at the idea that federal legislation such as the Fair Franchise Act of 2015 has been introduced (not passed, but simply introduced) to regulate the relationship between franchisees and franchisors. Even a quick look at the history of franchising and the history of federal legislation demonstrates that the idea of the federal government protecting small businessmen, small investors and everyday citizens from abuse by larger entities is not so outrageous after all.
Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII") prohibits employment discrimination based on religion, and imposes on employers a proactive duty to accommodate religious practice that may conflict with workplace practices, as long as the religious practice does not impose an undue hardship on the employer.
Remember when you were growing up and they told you to “start your day with a good breakfast?” And then the joke when you were in college, “Beer – it’s not just for breakfast?” Well, here’s what happens when categories weaken and worlds collide!
A franchise can be a great small business opportunity for entrepreneurs. For a first-time business owner, a franchise may avoid some of the risks associated with a start-up. Instead of starting from scratch, a franchisee can rely on an established brand name and business model. At the same time, a franchisee also has some independence over the daily operations of his or her business.
“There is a higher and higher level of sophisticated interaction and control by franchisors through the computer systems they require franchises to operate. This is something we take very seriously and are looking at hard.”
Declares New York Attorney General Eric Sneiderman regarding a Papa John’s franchisee who has been arrested for wage theft.| Blue MauMau Jul 22
"Today, franchising fraud has been substantially eliminated…"
Posits New York franchisor attorney Thomas Pitegoff in JDSupra. It's a point that may come as a surprise to his eight hundred or so legal colleagues in franchising who keep abreast of hundreds of new franchising lawsuits by attending the annual American Bar Association's Forum on Franchising, franchisee association counsel and, of course, franchise owners. There are so many lawsuits regarding franchising fraud that this journal, Blue MauMau, cannot keep up. Jul 21
"They will continue to do what they do best at the grassroots level with the same brand leaders in place to shepherd the big picture. Meanwhile, they will enjoy unprecedented support from a larger parent organization"
States Dwyer Group CEO Mike Bidwell of what Service Brands franchise owners should do now that their franchisor has been acquired by Dwyer. Blue MauMau Jun 15