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Deja Vu: Jani-King Workers Are Not Franchisees

Jani-King janitorial services
Jani-King worker or franchisee? Courts rule  worker.

BOSTON – A district judge once again has issued an order stating that Jani-King International and other entities misclassified its janitorial workers in Massachusetts by labeling them as franchisees.

Franchisor Lawyer Sees the Light

Famed franchisor attorney Arthur Pressman has seen the light.

CIT Testimony Blocked in Dunkin' Trial

PROVIDENCE, RI — After six years of litigation with Dunkin’ Donuts over losing his six stores and store development agreements to open new restaurants, franchisee Irwin Barkan was convinced that the franchisor intentionally interfered in his efforts to refinance his debt. 

Coverall Not Over on Employee Status

BOSTON – Just when franchisors thought it was safe to assume that franchisees cannot claim to be employees rather than independent contractors, attorney Gregg A. Rubenstein of law firm Nixon Peabody says not so fast. 

Dunk'd and Dumbo'd

Last week I told you about the “combo” pitch I received from Dunkin’ Donuts, how important my combo store was to my business plan and gave you a taste of their business ethics in the pre-franchise sale period.

Coverall Ruling Sends Shiver through Franchising

BOSTON — In a webinar presentation this week entitled The Awuah Case: Bellwether or Outlier?  Nixon Peabody attorneys addressed concerns related to a disturbing