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Weekly catch-up

Posted in FOCUS, Franchise, Labor Relations, Politics
Franchisors received some encouraging news this week from President Trump’s Acting Solicitor General, Nicholas Geale. Mr. Geale says that he prefers not to bring enforcement actions based on a theory that franchisors and franchisees are “joint employers.” He also said that he hopes the U.S. Department of Labor will focus on helping employers to comply… Continue Reading

Weekly catch-up

Posted in Franchise
Our Franchise Industry Group is out with a new bulletin this week, discussing the recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Williams v. Jani-King. The plaintiffs in this case, former franchisees, claim that they and other franchisees are actually misclassified “employees” of Jani-King, the franchisor. Although the court hasn’t made… Continue Reading

Weekly catch-up

Posted in Americans with Disabilities Act, Discrimination, Equal Pay, Franchise, Wage-Hour
Massachusetts has had a “comparable worth” law forever, but Gov. Charlie Baker just signed some amendments that will make it easier for women (and men) to assert pay equity claims. In addition to making it easier for plaintiffs to prove that two jobs are “substantially similar,” the law prohibits asking for salary history before a conditional offer of… Continue Reading