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.
Hiring franchise system Express Employment Professionals released the results of a recent survey, which found low pay is the top reason job opportunities are turned down and lack of advancement drives people away from their current jobs.
The British Columbia Supreme Court recently sided with a Marriott-trained employee of land developer Hollypark after she sued her employer over oppositional views of an oral fixed-term employment contract.
Food-service franchise system McDonald’s Canada hired more than 8,900 people during its one-day recruitment blitz earlier this month, breaking a previous record and surpassing its 2016 goal by 30 per cent. McDonald’s hired restaurant managers, cooks, crew members and guest experience leaders on April 6.
Mark Wafer, franchisee of six Tim Hortons restaurants in Toronto, has won the first annual leadership award from food-service association Restaurants Canada for advancing employment opportunities for people with disabilities.
McDonald’s hired more than 6,700 employees across Canada during its recruitment blitz on April 15. The fast-food chain surpassed its 2015 target by 246 people as it hired 6,746 full- and part-time staff and management.
The food-service industry was Canada’s strongest generator of jobs in 2014, according to industry association Restaurants Canada, just ahead of the health-care sector. The association reports 31,300 new jobs were created within Canada’s restaurant industry last year.