Join us at the next meeting of the Nevada Franchise Business Network for an interactive discussion regarding new developments in the world of labor and employment law . The topic of the meeting is “Brave New World: Top Ten and Employment and Labor Issues to Know in 2013” and will feature guest speakers Michael Kass, a Labor and Employment Partner with Armstrong Teasdale LLP.
Last week, the International Franchise Association’s Franchise Congress conducted a number of meetings with lawmakers in Massachusetts to discuss legislation that would clearly state that franchisees are independent contractors, and not employees.
The State of New York renewed its 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 the International Franchise Exposition under certain circumstances.
All franchisors that have at least one franchisee operating in New York State should be aware that they must file an annual information return next month under a state tax law. This annual report is due on or before March 20th of each year.
A new ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit in Awuah v. Coverall case is yet the latest in a string of recent court decisions that confirm the strength and enforceability of arbitration clauses in franchise agreements.
This weekend (September 29 and 30) I am speaking at the National Franchise and Business Opportunities Expo at the Convention Center in Denver, Colorado.