2014 was a challenging year for franchising, seeing two new broad-based forms of attack on the franchise model driven by labor unions. The International Franchise Association has created a coalition to fight back.
The National Labor Relations Board’s Office of the General Counsel announced today that it has issued 13 consolidated complaints against franchisor McDonald’s USA, LLC and McDonald’s franchisees naming them “joint employers.”
Entrepreneur Magazine released this week its “Top 500 Franchises” List for 2015.
The website GreatBusinessSchools.org just published this infographic, entitled "Foray into Franchising." Although I don't necessarily agree with all of the opinions in the infographic, I
The NLRB’s General Counsel, Richard Griffin, recently explained his McDonald’s “joint employer” opinion to a group of law students. His comments offer some hope for franchisors concerned with his determination.
Last month, I had the privilege of speaking at the annual Intellectual Property Law Conference, co-sponsored by the University of Nevada Las Vegas’s William S. Boyd School of Law and the Intellectual Property Law Section of the State Bar of Nevada.