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Ex-Franchisee Stopped from Running Competing Business against H&R Block

NEW YORK - A district court has ordered a former H&R Block franchisee to stop operating her competing business because she is in violation of her covenant not to compete with the franchisor.

Franchisee Renewal Rates: Here We Go Again!

IFA President Steve Caldeira recently wrote a letter to the Wall Street Journal complaining that a recent article about the perils of franchising “ignores that more than 90% of franchisees renew their contracts with their franchisers at the end of their terms.”  The obvious claim is that more than 90% of franchisees are successful and happy. 

Georgia Enacts Restrictive Non-Compete Law

Georgia votes that businesses can be more restrictive with non-compete clauses

ATLANTA –Georgia’s governor Nathan Deal signed House Bill 30, to the relief of employers and franchisors.

Mail Boxes Etc Franchisees Head Back to Court

The UPS Store in New York City gets a new franchise owner
A UPS Store in New York City receives a new owner, photo/ps

Will Non-Competes Be Enforced?

Over the years, countless numbers of current and prospective franchisees have asked us a variation of the same question: will the non-competition covenant in my franchise agreement be enforced?