Franchise Lawyer Blog
Franchisor Accounting IssuesJuly 11, 2018The Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB) issued new revenue recognition guidelines that take into effect in 2019 for private companies. The guidelines are applicable to public companies this year. The...
Finding the Best in FranchisingJune 22, 2018A commercial real estate client called me and told me that he had decided to change directions and buy a business. He remembered that we are very active in franchise...
NLRB Vacates Pro-Corporation Ruling in Joint Employer CaseMarch 13, 2018A Trump-appointee’s conflict of interest has resulted in a blow to U.S. corporations, including franchisors. As we previously posted on our Franchise Lawyer blog, the National Labor Relations’ Board...
The Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreements in CaliforniaFebruary 26, 2018The Enforceability of Non-Compete Agreements in California Franchise agreements often contain a prohibition against competition. If the franchisee operates in California, or if California Law otherwise applies to a franchise...
Commercial Leases for Franchisors and FranchiseesFebruary 06, 2018An Introduction to Commercial Leasing Concepts If you are a business owner considering leasing space for a retail location, an office or any other commercial purpose, you would be well-advised...
NLRB and House of Representatives Overrule Browning-Ferris and Reinstate Prior Joint-Employer StandardDecember 18, 2017The last month has brought about significant developments with respect to the definition of a “joint employer.” These developments are critically important, and are good news for Franchisors and Franchisees,...
New Legislation Drastically Limits the Definition of a Joint Employer; Franchisors RejoiceDecember 07, 2017On November 7, 2017, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bill, called the “Save Local Business Act,” which redefines “joint employer” under the National Labor Relations Act and the...
Franchising Your Business - Back to BasicsJuly 28, 2017Every once in a while, it is useful to stop what we’re doing and examine how we are doing it, to see if we have gotten into bad habits or...
Practical help for franchisees; what to ask and how to negotiate fees for new technology.June 13, 2017One expensive aspect of operating and/or acquiring a franchise that new franchisees often overlook is the expense of utilizing, adopting or upgrading the franchisor’s technology. Technological advancements in franchising cross...
Isolated Sales ExemptionMay 12, 2017
Companies that are interested in developing a franchise program or offer franchises for sale in or from New York must comply with the New York Franchise Sales Act...
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