Links to some of the most interesting stories in franchising this week.
Are Your Franchisees Really Your Employees? Giving Further Consideration To Awuah v. Coverall
Over the past several months, the blog post that has consistently received the most attention is Awuah v. Coverall: Is The Franchising Model Really At Risk? This is no real surprise, as the Awuah decision has garnered much attention as an area of concern for franchisors. As I recently gave a presentation to the Nevada Franchise Business Network on this topic, I thought I could supplement that post with some of the material I covered in my presentation. This blog post is a summary of the material I covered.
Awuah v. Coverall: Is The Franchising Model Really At Risk?
The recent case Awuah v. Coverall North America, Inc. has grabbed headlines for finding that a franchisor is an “employer” under Massachusetts employment law. What are the ramifications of that decision?