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The International Franchise Association claims Seattle's new minimum wage law discriminates against franchisees, and says it's all one labor union's fault.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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Certain questions during interviews with prospective employees can land you in trouble. Here's what you should be doing.
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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.
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.
Franchisees Take 7-Eleven to Court for Alleged Racial Discrimination
A group of franchisees are accusing the convenience chain of trying to make a profit by systematically forcing South Asian immigrant franchisees out.
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