By Brandon M. Garrett, Attorney and Matthew J. Kreutzer, Attorney, Howard & Howard Attorneys PLLC If you’ve ever been involved with franchising, then you know first-hand that the regulatory landscape for franchise companies can be daunting – particularly for those that aren’t familiar with the nuances of state and federal franchise laws. Navigating this already … [Read more...] about Franchisors as Joint Employers Strategies for Avoiding the NLRB
Are you operating a franchise system without realizing it? If you are licensing to others the right to use your trademark for a fee, the answer could be yes. Under both federal and some state laws, a business relationship may be a franchise -- even if neither of the parties intended to create one. At the federal level, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) is the body that … [Read more...] about The Unintended Franchise: If It Quacks Like A Duck . . .