A recent article in Fiscal Times discusses the issue of state income tax on out-of-state franchisors, a trend that is growing in popularity among a variety of states.
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The 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act – Summary Of The U.S. Supreme Court’s Ruling
The United States Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of most of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA). The two key issues before the Court were the constitutionality of (1) the ACA’s “individual mandate,” which requires virtually everyone in the United States to buy health insurance or to pay a penalty for failing to do so, and (2) its requirement that states adopt new standards that would have significantly increased the number of Medicaid-eligible individuals (the so-called “Medicaid expansion”), or face loss of federal Medicaid funding.
International Franchise Association: Supreme Court Ruling Puts Jobs At Franchise Businesses At Risk
In the aftermath of the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling on the Affordable Care Act, the International Franchise Association released a statement from its President & CEO, Steve Caldeira about the predicted impact of the Act on franchise businesses nationwide.
Nevada Franchise Business Network: Spring 2012 Meeting
Join us at the next meeting of the Nevada Franchise Business Network for an interactive discussion featuring leaders from locally-based companies that have successfully grown into national franchise systems. The topic of the meeting is “Lessons Learned in Franchising” and will feature guest speakers Debbie Shwetz, CEO of Nothing Bundt Cakes, Fred Hassen, CEO of Sit Means Sit Franchise, Inc., and Alfredo Rivera, President of Sit Means Sit Franchise, Inc.
Can Holdover Franchisees Be Held Liable For Trademark Counterfeiting?
One of the most common lawsuits in franchising involves the “holdover” franchisee. In these cases, the franchise agreement has either expired or it has been terminated. The holdover franchisee, however, continues to operate his or her business as though nothing has changed and continues to use the franchisor’s trademarks and trade dress. The recent case Century 21 Real Estate, LLC v. Destiny Real Estate Properties found that a holdover franchisee can be held liable for trademark counterfeiting, which means that potentially large punitive damage awards can be available against holdover franchisees.
New York Adopts Limited Franchise Trade Show Exemption; Will Other Registration States Follow Suit?
The State of New York recently enacted a new, limited exemption to its Franchise Sales Act (N.Y. Gen. Bus. L. § 680 et. seq.) (the “Act”), which will allow franchisors that are not registered with the State to participate in a franchise trade show under certain circumstances.