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Burgers Out Breasts In as Invasion Looms

A shirtless Vladimir Putin rides a horse

Vladimir Putin riding a horse. Photo from Jetimentat44

Writing in The Week magazine, Theunis Bates recalls Thomas Friedman's Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention, which posits that nations which have a McDonald's outlet will not go to war with each other.

IslandTime Treasures Launches New Education Focused Franchise Model

What started out part-time in a garage doing events - has now grown into a larger full-time business providing build-your-own project based craft activities for schools, preschool, dayc

Broad Arbitration Clause Barrier To Lanham Act Claim

An agreement to arbitrate in India means that the franchisor may not bring a lawsuit in New Jersey for trademark infringement against a terminated master franchisee.

A Thorough FDD Review & Consultation is a Bargain

We spend a lot of time counseling clients who invested in an unsuccessful franchise without ever consulting an attorney.

NASAA’s Proposed Multi-unit Commentary Clarifies Key Terms

The Franchise and Business Opportunity Project Group of the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) recently released a proposed commentary on multi unit franchise arrangements.

Woof Gang Bakery Unleashes Ninth Central Florida Store

Woof Gang Bakery, your neighborhood pet store, is a leader in the pet industry and has grown to 38 locations, with the newest store in Apopka

Veterans and their Families Invited to Participate in Turn-Key Military Franchise Program from IslandTime Treasures

Ultra-affordable, flexible new program welcomes veterans, active duty, Guard, Reserve, Coast Guard and spouses


LunchBOX (A WAXING SALON), an affordable, turnkey, full-support franchise system in the thriving $7 billion beauty industry, has awarded its first franchise in Portland, Oregon, as part of an expan

Employers who Solicit Facebook Friend “Snooping” Could Face Liability Under Federal Stored Communication Act

Facebook postings by employees have increasingly become a factor in employment discrimination lawsuits. In some of my recent cases, employers were made aware of an employee’s threats of violence, workplace misconduct or other inappropriate actions when a co-worker, who also was a Facebook “friend”,brought the Facebook post to the employer’s attention.

Tattoos and Piercings Still Viewed Negatively in the Workplace

In my 2011 article The Employee with the Dragon Tattoo< I addressed some of the employment law issues facing employers as new generations of employees enter the workplace. While tattoos have become more mainstream, particularly among members of Generations “Y” and “Z”, this type of self-expression is unlikely to be an asset in career advancement.