Fast Food Restaurant Strikes Spread To St. Louis, Detroit

Following on the heels of similar strikes in recent weeks in New York and Chicago, hundreds of St. Louis area fast food restaurant employees walked off the job May 9, which affected more than 30 area businesses including a number of fast food franchise businesses. Franchisors and franchisees should educate themselves and learn how they can and cannot legally respond to a striking workforce.

California Senate To Consider Franchising Bill

The Senate Judiciary Committee of California is scheduled to consider a franchising bill at a hearing scheduled for Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at 1:30 p.m. If passed by California’s legislature (the State Assembly and Senate), SB 610 would amend the California Franchise Relations Act (“CFRA”) by imposing a statutory duty of good faith and fair dealing on franchisees and franchisors.

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