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Franchise Industry Strikes Back at NLRB's 'Joint Employer' Decision
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Franchise Industry Strikes Back at NLRB's 'Joint Employer' Decision

The NLRB's recent ruling has the potential to tear the franchise model apart at the seams. So, franchisors and franchisees are taking action.
Kate Taylor
Twitpic Gets New Lease on Life Thanks to Mystery Acquirer
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Twitpic Gets New Lease on Life Thanks to Mystery Acquirer

The popular photo-sharing platform will no longer shut down.
Nina Zipkin
New Legislation Would Make Banning Negative Yelp Reviews Illegal
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New Legislation Would Make Banning Negative Yelp Reviews Illegal

Your right to write angry Yelp reviews may soon become law.
Kate Taylor
The 10 Key Legal Documents for Your Business
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The 10 Key Legal Documents for Your Business

Entrepreneurs are not paperwork-sorts of people but some things just have to be written down and signed.
Nellie Akalp
Gone in a Flash: Twitpic to Shut Down Following Dispute With Twitter
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Gone in a Flash: Twitpic to Shut Down Following Dispute With Twitter

The image sharing site is closing down after Twitter requested it drop its trademark application.
Nina Zipkin
What Happens When a Mall Is Split Between Two Minimum Wages?
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What Happens When a Mall Is Split Between Two Minimum Wages?

Westfield Valley Fair Mall in California is divided between two minimum wages, each with its own set of problems.
Kate Taylor
Texting and Driving? Not So Fast -- General Motors is Watching You
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Texting and Driving? Not So Fast -- General Motors is Watching You

The automobile company is reportedly installing monitoring devices in its cars to ensure drivers keep their eyes on the road.
Nina Zipkin
Fast-Food Workers to Strike in 150 Cities Across the U.S.
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Fast-Food Workers to Strike in 150 Cities Across the U.S.

Fast-food workers are planning a strike this week that could be the largest yet as the responsibilities of franchisors and franchisees continue to be battled in court.
Kate Taylor
France's New Economics Minister Proposes Increase on 35-Hour Workweeks
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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.
Geoff Weiss
In Sexual Harassment Case, California Rules Domino's Isn't Responsible for Misconduct
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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.
Kate Taylor
Why the Court's Ruling on FedEx Drivers Could Jeopardize the Franchise Model
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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.
Kate Taylor
5 Ways for Bootstrapped Startups to Get Through the First Year
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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.
Zach Cutler
In $11 Billion Deal, Burger King Scoops Up Tim Hortons and Heads to Canada
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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.
Kate Taylor
Are Minimum-Wage Activists Trying to Kill the Franchise Model in Seattle?
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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.
Kate Taylor