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California Judge Dismisses 7-Eleven Franchisees’ Lawsuit, Orders Parties to Reach Joint Agreement

After the National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees (NCASEF), representing over 7,000 franchisees, filed a proposed class action lawsuit last October against parent company 7-Eleven, Inc. for exerting excessive control over its independent store owners, California federal court "dismissed with prejudice" the lawsuit, ordering both sides to reach a joint agreement on all claims.

New IRS Crackdown on Small Businesses

The IRS and the Department of Labor are running a new small business crackdown on owners who misclassify employees as independent contractors, says Fox Business News.

9th Circuit Overturns Choice-Of-Law

Choice-of-law provisions may be void as a matter of public policy when determining if someone is an independent contractor or employee, says the Ninth Circuit.

Attorney Switches Sides, Deposes Client

Attorney Adam Wang swung both ways, which resulted in being cut off from representation.

Independent Contractor or Employee? FedEx Decision Gives Advice

A decision in the multi-year dispute over the status of FedEx Ground workers gives guidance on the current status of US law.

Australia’s New Small Business Minister

Nick SherrySenator Nick Sherry is to be the new federal Small Business Minister in Julia Gillard’s fragile minority government.  Previous small business minister Craig Emerson MP has been shifted to Trade.   So what now for small business and franchising?

IRS Targeting Independent Contractors

Small businesses have been increasingly relying on independent contractors: they’re cheaper, by up to 30 percent, and they're more flexible, particularly for a company on a small budget.