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DLA Piper’s Top 10 Franchise Cases of 2015, Part 3

In Part 3 of DLA Piper's Top 10 Franchise Cases of 2015, partner John F. Verhey presented the topic for the eighth legal case with this question: What's the most effective way to enforce remodeling requirements against your franchisees?

Double Whammy! California and New York Enact $15 Minimum Wage

Governor Andrew Cuomo and presidential candidate Hillary Clinton
NY Cuomo [D] & Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton [D] cheer wage law.
(photo/NY Governor's office on Flickr)

ALBANY, NY & SACRAMENTO, Calif.—California's governor Jerry Brown and New York's governor Andrew Cuomo competed Monday on which state would be first to gradually raise minimum wage for all workers to $15.

IFA Takes No Action for Now against Conner

Franchise Marketing Systems marketing franchising services at the International Franchise Association Conference 2016
Franchise Marketing Systems at IFA's 2016 Convention

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – For franchising consultant Christopher Conner and the International Franchise Association it was business as usual at the International Franchise Association's 2016 Convention last week, despite the states of California and Maryland ordering Conner to cease and desist from selling franchises.

IFA Appoints Cresanti CEO & President

Robert Cresanti. Photo: IFA website

WASHINGTON—The International Franchise Association announced today that it has promoted Robert Cresanti to be its president and CEO.

International Franchise Association CEO Caldeira Leaves

WASHINGTON – The International Franchise Association is missing a chief executive officer. The trade group announced Wednesday that its now ex-CEO Steve Caldeira has resigned.

The NLRB Decision Will Not Destroy Franchising As We Know It!

I was never a believer that a National Labor Relations Board ruling on McDonald’s being a “joint-employer" would end franchising as Steve Caldeira, CEO and president of the International Franchise Association, has maintained. It would simply be a wake-up call for franchisors to review for over controlling policies and procedures when it comes to instructing franchisees and their employees.

NLRB Denies McDonald’s Appeal on Joint Employer Order

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A recruiting sign on the wall of a franchised McDonald's. photo/bmm

NEW YORK – The National Labor Relations Board denied McDonald's Corporation's request for a special appeal on claims that it is a "joint employer" with its franchisees.

FTC Smacks The Entrepreneur’s Source over Buyer Deception

Terry Powell, founder of The Entrepreneur's Source talks about smart investing
Founder Terry Powell talks about franchise buying on YouTube

WASHINGTON, D.C. – While franchise brokerage/consultant firm The Entrepreneur's Source (TES) promotes its image as "helping people improve their lives," the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found otherwise after launching an investigation into the firm's business practices regarding privacy and security.

Tax Day Worker Strikes Intensify in 236 Cities

Atlanta Tax Day Protests Photo by Steve Eberhardt, BerlinRosen

NEW YORK - Yesterday's slogan "Fight 4-15" showed unanimity on tax day among not only fast food workers in the United States, but also health, home, child care workers, airport services, retail employees, adjunct professors and students in major cities across the country and globe on raising minimum wage.