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What is a "Joint Employer?" The U.S. Department of Labor Clarifies

Being designated as a joint employer can have far-reaching ramifications per the FLSA. If you are the owner of a business or franchise that: has multiple locations utilizes contract labor shares employees with another related employer This matters to you, namely, multiple employers can be liable for one employee under the Fair Labor Standards Act […]

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Understanding the Franchise Disclosure Document

Getting to know the types of franchise disclosures and some of the red flags can be very helpful to any prospective franchisee. If you have ever looked into acquiring a franchise, you are probably familiar with the term Franchise Disclosure Document (“FDD”), which is a newer term for and for Uniform Franchise Offering Circular (“UFOC”). […]

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Franchisee’s Struggle: Creating a Viable Business When Someone Else Calls the Shots on Your Social Media Presence

Social media has changed the way we see the world. From its modest beginnings as a way to connect people, social media has grown into an ever present force that cannot be ignored.  We get the news (fake and otherwise), learn about new products,  and keep in touch through social media.  I’d imagine you’d be […]

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Franchisees – Things to Watch Out for in 2018

Increased ICE Enforcement As many of you have probably read about already, on January 10, 2018, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) performed raids at over 100 7-Eleven convenience stores checking on the immigration status of those stores’ employees.  After the raids, Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan cautioned employers that “today’s actions send a strong message […]

Reading between the lines: What is in a Franchise Agreement?

July 2, 2015 By Joel D. Rosen, Esquire Deciding what kind of business opportunity you want to embark on can be challenging. There are countless industry segments and businesses that make your initial decisions daunting. If you are torn between a franchise or an independent business, read this article for some advice To Be a […]