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Commercial Leases in Franchising, continuedMarch 19, 2019Negotiating Relocation Rights for Franchisees/Tenants
A relocation provision, in its simplest description, is a contractual right in a commercial lease that permits the landlord to relocate a tenant...
How Does Termination of a Master Franchise Agreement Affect the Unit Franchisees?February 04, 2019A master franchise is quite different from other types of franchises such as the single unit, multi-unit or area development franchise. A master franchise agreement grants the right to another...
The New FASB Rule: What Does it mean for Franchisors?November 20, 2018As we highlighted in a previous blog, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (“FASB”) new rule on revenue recognition requires a franchisor to recognize revenue from the sale of a franchise...
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...
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