February 09, 2023

Franchise Registration States Move to ...

It is a common practice for franchisors to require franchisees to complete a questionnaire that asks the franchisee to answer certain questions when they sign a  ...

January 18, 2022

Pandemic-Driven Consumer Demands Are ...

If 2020 and 2021 taught us anything, it’s to be flexible. But let’s put 2021 in the rearview mirror and look forward into 2022. The world is changing at a ...

August 23, 2021

What to Expect in the Franchise Sector

In the first quarter of 2021, franchise companies and their franchisees were wildly optimistic about a strong economic recovery in the second half of the year. Several ...

March 23, 2021

Updating Your FDD – What to Consider

COVID restrictions changed many business models in 2020. How did your franchise system change during 2020? Consider the conversation that your salespeople will want to ...

November 12, 2020

Federal Court Rules in Favor of Colorado ...

On October 16, 2020, the District Court for the District of Colorado issued a ruling in Fitness Together Franchise, LLC v. EM Fitness, LLC, 2020 WL 6119470, holding that ...

July 17, 2020

What Franchisors Need to Know about NASAA ...

On June 10, 2020, the North American Securities Administrators Association (“NASAA”) promulgated new commentary regarding the inclusion of historical financial ...

March 24, 2020

Franchise Disclosure Document State Extensions

The outbreak of COVID-19 has had a significant impact on every sector of the economy, including franchising. In some states, the government directives ordering restaurants ...

June 08, 2016

IFA Legal Symposium Session on Advising ...

The Franchise Group recently attended the IFA Legal Symposium in Washington, D.C., where Lynne Hanson spoke on a panel about advising new and emerging franchise ...

September 10, 2015

NLRB Expands Joint Employer Standard in ...

On August 27, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) finally issued a decision in Browning-Ferris Industries of California, Inc. (BFI).

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