OMAHA, Neb. – Senior care provider Home Instead Inc. announced today that its president Jeff Huber will add the role of chief executive officer to his duties. Current CEO Roger Baumgart, age 67, will step down to become CEO emeritus, effective April 15.
ATLANTA – Furniture leaser Aaron's, Inc. (NYSE:AAN) announced Monday that John W. Robinson III has been appointed chief executive officer, effective immediately. Robinson will also be a member of the franchisor's board of directors.
A man walks alone down a boardwalk with the aid of a walker. BrightStar franchisees take care of the sick & elderly. Photo: MTSOfan
GURNEE, Illinois – While juggling various lawsuits brought by franchisees against the company and its owner, BrightStar executives and legal counsel have bucked the law by not disclosing litigation between franchisor against franchisee in its franchise disclosure documents (FDD).
NAPLES, Fla. – Hertz's CEO and chairman Mark Frissora has stepped down amidst accounting irregularities and disappointing results for the car rental firm. The company announced Monday that Frissora "stepped down for personal reasons." In his place, Brian P. MacDonald will serve as interim CEO and chairman.
PASADENA, California - The U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, affirmed the ruling from a federal California court which approves a proposed class action settlement agreement. The decision allows close to $1 million in attorney fees for franchisee plaintiffs’ legal counsel.
MEMPHIS - A district judge granted a temporary restraining order (TRO) to a ServiceMaster franchisee entity against its franchisor at a May 5 hearing, which imposes a preliminary injunction in the case. He prefaced his decision stating, “A preliminary injunction is an extraordinary measure that is one of the most drastic tools in the arsenal of judicial remedies.”
DENVER – Following its $225 million initial public offering in October of last year, Re/Max (NYSE:RMAX) on Thursday announced to the public its operating results for the fourth quarter of 2013 and the entire year.
Carl Becker, 87, and his wife Barbara, 81, of Rixeyville, Virginia, were enjoying their customary light meal at the Culpeper McDonald's when they were, according to them, treated rudely by an employee, then asked by the manager to leave.
Announcing that it was closing its remaining Blockbuster U.S. locations, Dish Network has signaled the end of an era. Blockbuster’s demise seems to be having a positive effect for some franchisees, giving them the opportunity for prime retail space.
Home care aides have been exempt from federal wage laws since 1974 but in 2015 nearly 2 million home health care workers who help the elderly and disabled will be eligible to be paid federal minimum wage and OT. There are over 4,500 home care franchises in the United States.
After Dish Network bought out of bankruptcy Blockbuster Video for a net purchase price of $234 million in 2011, part of its strategy was to jump into the wireless business. It envisioned selling smartphones and wireless service at the video rental retail stores.
A class action is being sought against ColorTyme and its franchisees for using DesignerWare spyware on people who rented or bought computers from them. The spying included taking web cam photos while customers were in the privacy of their homes, accessing communications and recording key strokes.
Planet Fitness, the budget gym franchise, filed an S-1 for an initial public offering on June 22, 2015. While the company did not specify number of shares and price, the Planet Fitness' prospectus detailed an approximate offering size of $100 million. The company applied to list on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker "PLNT." The IPO could value Planet Fitness at more than $2 billion, including debt.
When I first spoke with Corey Koskie I wasn’t aware that he was a professional baseball player that had recently retired from the Minnesota Twins. But within just a few minutes of our conversation, I could tell that he was a different breed of business owner with advanced coaching and people skills.
A recent case in California federal court, Vann v. Massage Envy Franchising LLC, 2015 WL 74139 (S.D.Cal. 2015), has given franchisors a win on a fact-specific application of the "employer control" issue in a vicarious liability setting.