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Two Franchise Cases to Watch Right Now

How are franchises defined? Are they small businesses, or are they a part of a large company? It’s one question that is at the heart of two legal cases involving the franchise system this month. And the results could have a big impact on all kinds of franchises.

Man Unable to Work After MCD Only Gives 1 Napkin

Like an over-ripe avoacdo, Californians are easily bruised.

Surge in ADA Disability Lawsuits to Continue in 2013 with Restaurant and Foodservice Employers in Crosshairs

For 2013, food service employers can expect a continued aggressive approach from the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC”) as to violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) in the restaurant industry.  The significant increase of ADA charges and lawsuits by the EEOC and private claimants, which began in early 2012, shows little sign of abating in the new year.

EEOC Announces Targeted Enforcement Efforts in the Workplace

In the aftermath of the election, all employers should be mindful of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s ("EEOC") recently announced Strategic Enforcement Plan ("SEP") for 2013 – 2016.

Tim Horton’s Ruling may be a Cautionary Tale for Dunkin’ Donuts Franchise Owners

A Canadian court ruling involving Tim Hortons may be a cautionary tale for Dunkin’ Donuts franchisees. The case was brought by a group of Tim Horton’s franchise owners after they were forced to sell items at below cost and switch to more expensive pre-baked donuts from a supplier affiliated with the franchisor.

Crisis Avoidance: The Real Way to Manage Disagreement

Lawsuits and arbitrations often sort out disputes in their legal sense. They rarely sort out disputes in a satisfactory personal or financial sense. Anyone familiar with the litigation and arbitration process can tell you about how unsatisfactory the result was in most instances. They cost a fortune.

The Employee with the Dragon Tattoo

Small business and franchise owners, here are important employment law tips for handling a new generation of employees.

Should Franchisors Encourage Franchise Associations?

I  recall a time as a franchise executive when the common dictum was don’t encourage, organize or support a franchisee association unless circumstances warrant it.

Without Prejudice, Save As To Costs – Check Mate

Australian franchisees have fallen to settlement tactics such as Calderbank Offers as the final secret outrage.

Rock Music Franchise Decision- Significant Reward in Favor of Franchisor. Was Typosquatting a Factor in Award ?

 In a previous article on the FranchiseKnowHow website, Craig Tractenberg of Nixon Peabody reported on a favorable ruling on behalf of his client, Paul Green School o