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What is a statement of material change?

By Peter Snell Changes happen in life. The dynamic business environment of franchising is no exception. Sometimes changes are calculated, and other times they are completely out of one’s control. In any event, whether planned or unplanned, changes that occur within a franchise system may require the franchisor to stop and determine whether the change is ‘material’ to any...
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Success is all about the (franchise) network

By Joseph Pisani If one wants to start their own business, a franchise can be a great way to increase their chances for success. As a franchisee in a major network, one can expect to benefit from professional marketing, national advertising, specialized training, and centralized purchasing. Further, a small business owner is statistically more likely to succeed with a well-established franchise than with a non-franchised independent business. Franchising is an area of business that is…
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Navigating joint employer issues

By Peter Snell In Canada, the discussion of the separation of a franchisor from its franchisees’ local employment decisions has surfaced in a number of recent cases. Among these, some cases have questioned which of the two entities should share legal liability with regard to any human rights complaints, wrongful dismissals, union claims and/or  relevant employment standards issues.
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