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Tue, 02 Sep 2014 15:41:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237020 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/237020 Kate Taylor France's New Economics Minister Proposes Increase on 35-Hour Workweeks Days prior to taking office, Emmanuel Macron suggested that unions should vote on certain 'exceptions' to a long-running and controversial French law. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 16:27:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236970 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236970 Geoff Weiss In Sexual Harassment Case, California Rules Domino's Isn't Responsible for Misconduct The California Supreme Court ruled that Domino's could not be held liable as an employer in an employee's sexual harassment case. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 15:36:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236968 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236968 Kate Taylor Why the Court's Ruling on FedEx Drivers Could Jeopardize the Franchise Model In the latest lawsuit that attempts to define the line between independent entrepreneur and employee, the court ruled that FedEx Ground drivers are employees, not independent contractors. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:35:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236950 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236950 Kate Taylor 5 Ways for Bootstrapped Startups to Get Through the First Year If you can launch a product with limited funds, investors will take you seriously. Follow this advice to up your chances. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236887 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236887 Zach Cutler In $11 Billion Deal, Burger King Scoops Up Tim Hortons and Heads to Canada It's official: Burger King is buying coffee and doughnuts chain Tim Hortons for approximately $11 billion, with financing help from Warren Buffet. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:05:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236836 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236836 Kate Taylor Are Minimum-Wage Activists Trying to Kill the Franchise Model in Seattle? The International Franchise Association claims Seattle's new minimum wage law discriminates against franchisees, and says it's all one labor union's fault. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:45:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236765 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236765 Kate Taylor New Delaware Law Determines Where Your Digital Assets Live After You Die The law grants executors precisely the same access to digital information as they would possess for comparable physical documents. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:45:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236701 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236701 Geoff Weiss The Best Time to Visit Your Franchise Headquarters Some advice for franchisees on how to decide whether a trip to your franchise's home turf makes sense. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 14:30:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236110 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236110 Joel Libava California Just Passed a Bill Granting Franchisees New Rights New California legislation makes it more difficult for franchisors to terminate franchise agreements and easier for franchisees to sell their locations. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 17:36:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236565 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236565 Kate Taylor These 3 Legal Traps Can Stop a New Business in its Tracks When it comes to these issues, the best policy is to avoid the risks. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236493 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236493 Adam Callinan Great-Grandchildren of 'Aunt Jemima' File $2 Billion Suit Against Quaker Oats The heirs of Anna Short Harrington -- the second-ever woman to serve as the face of the Aunt Jemima breakfast brand -- are alleging 60 years of unpaid royalties in a brand new lawsuit. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 19:48:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236462 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236462 Geoff Weiss John McAfee: You Should Care That Your Privacy Is Disappearing The former fugitive and computer antivirus software tycoon warned that, by letting the Googles of the world intrude on our privacy, we are giving up our freedom as human beings. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:20:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236393 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236393 Benjamin Kabin Future Franchisees: Don't Be Thrown by the Financial Disclosure Document Break the FDD down into bite-sized pieces to avoid feeling freaked out and make a well-reasoned decision about becoming a franchisee. Sat, 09 Aug 2014 18:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236113 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236113 Joel Libava Ex-Subway Franchisee Concocts a Bizarre $35 Million Blackmail Plot A leaked video, a disgruntled former franchisee and questions regarding Subway's healthiness set a strange blackmail scheme into motion. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:51:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236356 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236356 Kate Taylor Franchisees Seek Injunction to Halt Minimum-Wage Hike in Seattle The International Franchise Association filed for an injunction preventing Seattle from enacting the new minimum wage law in its present state. Thu, 07 Aug 2014 15:32:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236293 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236293 Kate Taylor When Interviewing, Avoid Legal Landmines and Find Out What You Want to Know Certain questions during interviews with prospective employees can land you in trouble. Here's what you should be doing. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235597 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235597 Doug and Polly White Regulator Names McDonald's a 'Joint Employer' The National Labor Relations Board has deemed McDonald's a 'joint employer' – a decision that could redefine franchising as we know it. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:00:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236045 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/236045 Kate Taylor Airbnb 'Squatter' Nightmare: Does the Sharing Economy Need a Security Overhaul? The case of an Airbnb guest who overstayed his welcome and now is a legal tenant raises critical questions about what the home-rental platform can do to protect its hosts. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 15:39:00 GMT http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235916 http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/235916 Geoff Weiss