en What Might Due Diligence Uncover in Franchise Agreements? <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>As with contracts, franchise law is governed by state law. That means that Maryland state law defines the operational parameters of the legal and commercial relationship between a franchisor and franchisee. The law may address matters such as the type of disclosures that a franchisor must make to hopeful franchisee owners.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Buying a franchise Tue, 06 Oct 2015 19:32:24 +0000 Mario Herman 14718 at Can Brand Trump Become President Trump? <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>In 1968, Joe McGinniss wrote The Selling of the President, analyzing the marketing of Richard M. Nixon. It was the first-of-its-kind intro to a concept of stage-managed presidential branding and a primer for taking a human politician and turning him into a brand &ndash; the creation of the &ldquo;new Nixon.&rdquo; </p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Marketing brand loyalty Wed, 30 Sep 2015 01:02:16 +0000 Robert Passikoff 14704 at Franchisee Burned by Planet Beach Tanning <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Shrinking spa chain Planet Beach is suing a Mississippi franchisee who allegedly walked away from her franchise, demanding royalties she would have paid if her tanning salon had stayed open.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Buying a franchise fitness club Thu, 24 Sep 2015 13:07:51 +0000 Joan Moriarty 14696 at West Baden Springs Hotel, Indiana <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>In 1855, the town of Mile Lick, a mile north of the giant salt lick and springs in French Lick was renamed West Baden. In 1888, Lee Wiley Sinclair acquired controlling interest in the West Baden Hotel. Sinclair promoted his hotel as a cosmopolitan resort including a casino known as &quot;The Carlsbad of America&quot;, an opera house, a two-deck covered oval bicycle and pony track.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Hotel history Wed, 23 Sep 2015 21:19:52 +0000 Stanley Turkel 14693 at EEOC: New Religious Observance by Employee Counts <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Should an employer be liable under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 if they do not have actual knowledge of the need to accommodate a religious practice? Under a heightened standard imposed on employers by the United States Supreme Court in <em>EEOC v. Abercrombie &amp; Fitch Stores, Inc</em>., the answer is &quot;yes.&quot;</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal religious discrimination workplace liability workplace litigation Fri, 18 Sep 2015 18:39:30 +0000 Mark Fijman 14645 at Is It Illegal for a Franchisor to Mandate Arbitration? <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>From a franchiser&#39;s perspective, the reasons for offering products or services through franchisees may include increased protection from legal liability and reduced infrastructure or capital investment costs. Although the franchise agreement will delineate the exact contractual division of duties and liabilities, franchise law offers great flexibility.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal Wed, 16 Sep 2015 16:54:04 +0000 Mario Herman 14683 at Australia: If There's So Little Profit, Why Do People Buy 7-Eleven Franchises? <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has been in Australia <a href="">since 1977</a>. It has twice been Australia&rsquo;s &ldquo;Franchisor of the Year&rdquo;. If the franchisees really can&rsquo;t make a buck <a href="">without underpaying</a> their employees why do they buy a 7-Eleven franchise?</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Buying a franchise 7-Eleven convenience store Thu, 03 Sep 2015 23:05:15 +0000 Jenny Buchan 14667 at California Franchisees: Urge Governor Brown to Sign Pro-Franchisee Legislation into Law! <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Last week, the California State Senate voted unanimously to pass CA AB525, a bill&nbsp;which amends&nbsp;the California Fair Franchise Act and grants franchisees across the state more freedom in running their business.&nbsp; Several days later, the California State Assembly voted 79-0 in favor of the bill as well.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> franchisee rights Thu, 03 Sep 2015 18:51:10 +0000 Misty Chally 14665 at Federal Fair Franchise Act of 2015, Not So Outrageous After All <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Some franchisor advocates have indicated outrage at the idea that federal legislation such as the Fair Franchise Act of 2015 has been introduced (not passed, but simply introduced) to regulate the relationship between franchisees and franchisors. Even a quick look at the history of franchising and the history of federal legislation demonstrates that the idea of the federal government protecting small businessmen, small investors and everyday citizens from abuse by larger entities is not so outrageous after all.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Politics Wed, 02 Sep 2015 16:55:41 +0000 Jeff Haff 14664 at Supreme Court to Employers: Ignorance of Religious Practice Is No Excuse <!-- google_ad_section_start --><p>Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (&quot;Title VII&quot;) prohibits employment discrimination based on religion, and imposes on employers a proactive duty to accommodate religious practice that may conflict with workplace practices, as long as the religious practice does not impose an undue hardship on the employer.</p> <!-- google_ad_section_end --><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> advice EEOC workplace practices Tue, 01 Sep 2015 18:50:53 +0000 Mark Fijman 14644 at