SACRAMENTO – Governor Jerry Brown announced Monday afternoon that he has vetoed Senate Bill 610. The bill updated the California Franchise Relations Act so that the implied covenant of good faith and fair dealing as stipulated in California law could not be waived in a franchise contract and a franchise could not be frivolously terminated unless there was a "substantial and material breach" of the franchise contract.
Critics, including this journal, say that buying a franchise is riskier than ever, that the reality of the franchise system is often purposefully and skillfully hidden and that it is easier to fail nowadays once you plunge in.
California franchisees are speaking up in online and radio commercials, asking for support of Senate Bill 610, which affords better protection to franchisees. The bill will soon be brought up for a vote in California's state assembly.
CHICAGO – As BrightStar Healthcare readies itself for at least two jury trials and arbitration with franchisees, the home healthcare franchisor is also preparing for battle with a California franchise owner.
Franchises throughout California, including those on the streets of San Francisco, could see protection. photo/Thomas Hawk
SACRAMENTO — Despite heavy lobbying from the International Franchise Association against the bill, franchisee-sponsored Senate Bill 610 passed its last committee hearing in the California Assembly this morning.
SACRAMENTO—The National Federation of Independent Business announced on Friday that it is supporting California's Senate Bill 610, a fair franchising amendment to California's existing Franchise Relations Act.
Let's play a little game. Review Blue MauMau's alphabetized directory of franchises. HERE is the link. Take a few minutes to browse and then ask yourself how many companies you recognize. When you're done, come back to this article.