The Washington Department of Financial Institutions recently updated its filing requirements for franchisors.
The New York Attorney General Office’s Department of Law (the “Department”) is the latest of the franchise registration states to announce an extension to franchise registration renewal deadlines in response to the public health emergency created by the coronavirus.
The California Commissioner of Business Oversight (the “Commissioner”) has issued guidance to franchise companies regarding the Department of Business Oversight’s (“DBO”) handling of annual franchise renewal filings.
On May 14, 2015, the California state Assembly passed AB 525, a bill that would amend the existing California Franchise Relations Act by expanding the protections for existing franchisees. The bill is now in the Senate for consideration.
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.
The California Department of Business Oversight announced yesterday that it will be launching a new portal that will allow franchisors to electronically file franchise applications and exemption notices with the state.