Indiana announced that it would extend the registration periods for franchisors that are currently set to expire between March 16, 2020 and May 31, 2020.
California Legislature Passes Franchise Relations Bill
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”).
Maryland Issues Registration Guidance for Franchisors
The Maryland Securities Division, which is responsible for enforcing Maryland’s franchise registration and disclosure law, recently announced that it has posted a new publication for franchisors with information about filing renewal and amendment applications.
Massachusetts Lawmakers Considering Law That Would Classify Franchisees As Owners
Lawmakers in Massachusetts this week are considering a bill that would (hopefully) resolve some of the troubling issues that were raised in the Massachusetts federal court decision Massachusetts federal court decision in Awuah v. Coverall North America, Inc.