Super-Sized Strikes: Nonunion Strikes Can Burn Unprepared Employers

Armstrong Teasdale will be hosting a webinar on Wednesday, July 10, 2013 at 10:00 AM Pacific / 12:00 PM Central entitled “Super-Sized Strikes: Nonunion Strikes Can Burn Unprepared Employers.” The webinar was designed to help employers (particularly those in the fast-food industry) understand how to respond to a growing trend in the restaurant and retail industry that has found nonunion employees striking in response to their perceived issues with pay.

Hawaii Court Says Distribution Agreement Is Not A Franchise

A federal court in Hawaii recently issued an opinion finding that a distribution agreement is not a franchise under Hawaii’s Franchise Investment Law. Where the distributor: (1) is not permitted to “substantially associate” its business with the manufacturer; and/or (2) pays only the bona fide wholesale price for its merchandise (and no other form of compensation) to the manufacturer, the relationship will typically not be considered a franchise under state laws.