Unlike most states, California’s registration and disclosure law does not stop applying when the franchise agreement is signed. An agreement between the parties to materially change (or amend) an existing franchise agreement is an event triggering special requirements in California.
Two bills are currently pending before the California legislature that can directly affect franchising in the state.
Today I attended the International Franchise Association's fourth annual California Franchising Day. During the course of the day, I had the opportunity to meet with
The International Franchise Association’s (IFA) fourth annual California “Franchising Day” is set for March 8, 2016. The goal of Franchising Day is to inform California legislators about some of the key issues affecting the franchise industry.
This week, the California legislature nearly unanimously approved Assembly Bill 525, which would (if signed by Gov. Brown) amend the existing California Franchise Relations Act (“CFRA”).
Tomorrow (Monday, June 29, 2015), California State Assembly Bill (AB) 525 will be considered by the Senate Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee. If passed by the Senate, AB 525 will amend the existing California Franchise Relations Act by expanding protections for existing franchisees.