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Franchisees Under Consumer Law in South Africa

South Africa Franchising ReformIn a recent overhaul of franchising and consumer Law in South Africa, franchisees now come under Consumer Law with severe penalties for breaches of Law and the potential for prosecution under Criminal Law.

Meet the New Aussie Watchdog

Little FolksThe new chief of the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission, Rod Sims, has some observers suggesting his background may not be suitable to the role. Franchising will be hoping for a change in ACCC direction.

SCOTUS Deals Crush to Consumers

This morning, the U.S. Supreme Court dealt a crushing blow (pdf) to American consumers and employees, ruling in the AT&T vs Concepcion case that companies can ban class actions in the fine print of contracts.

ACCC Menu Fine $13,000

Admittedly these two restaurants are not franchises however the warning is there that the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission will take new powers out for a run. At $13,000 a hit it can be expected that restaurants in particular, but not only, will now take notice.