The recent case Awuah v. Coverall North America, Inc. has grabbed headlines for finding that a franchisor is an “employer” under Massachusetts employment law. What are the ramifications of that decision?
Domino’s reports that its ad campaign — wherein the company introduced its reinvented pizza by admitting that its product taste was not up to snuff — resulted in a 14.3% sales increase during the first quarter 2010.
Differences between California’s statute and regulation on negotiated franchise sales can be confusing even to experienced practitioners. This article explains the reasons for the differences and offers suggestions for resolving the conflict between the two provisions.
Encouraging news from the Commerce Department: retail sales up 1.6 percent in March, and over 7.6 percent as compared with a year ago.
After more than 40 years of using the “packet” design, Heinz announces a new “Dip & Squeeze” ketchup package that is both eco- and consumer-friendly.
Are you unknowingly operating a franchise system? If you are licensing others to use your trademarks for a fee, the answer could be yes. Under federal or even state law, a commercial relationship between two parties could be a franchise — even if neither of the parties intended to create one.