By Frank Zaid
I have been involved in franchising in many capacities for nearly 45 years, as a lawyer, a mediator, an ombudsman, an arbitrator, an expert witness, an investor and a member of franchisors’ and franchise associations’ boards of directors and executive committees.
By Frank Zaid
The final report, which was released on May 23, 2017, recommends a process that would force enhanced collective bargaining rights for employees of franchisees of the same franchisor, but rejects the concept of a ‘joint employer’ in franchise systems.
By Jennifer Staines
Q: Which provisions in British Columbia’s new franchise legislation will differ notably from other provinces’ legislation? Jennifer says: British Columbia’s new Franchises Act and regulations are in many ways similar to the franchise laws of other provinces.
The Ontario Superior Court of Justice has granted an injunction against franchisees of in-home senior care franchise system Home Instead for violating their franchise agreements by operating multiple businesses without consent from the franchisor.
By De’Andre Salter
Q: What are the most common mistakes undermining franchisees’ productivity and profitability? A: Some franchisees focus too much energy on trying to circumvent the system, instead of mastering it.
The U.S. National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) issued a ruling in a recent Browning-Ferris Industries case that, if consistent with an upcoming ruling in a McDonald’s case, could drastically change the franchise industry in the U.S. and Canada.