Last year, the North American Securities Administrators Association’s (NASAA) launched the Franchise Electronic Filing Depository System (“FRED”), the nationwide online filing portal for state franchise registration and exemption filings. Going into 2023 renewal season, California, Illinois, Maryland, Nebraska (exemption), Rhode Island, South Dakota and Virginia now all allow filing franchise…Continue Reading Franchise Renewal Season is Coming so What’s New with FRED?
This week the Washington Securities Division announced that it is considering an amendment to the…Continue Reading Washington Moves to Adopt NASAA SOP
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On Labor Day, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the…Continue Reading (Updated) Not So FAST: FAST Recovery Act on Pause until 2024 Referendum
The FTC nixes non-competes
One of the earliest reported cases challenging a non-compete clause was…Continue Reading POOF! There goes 500 years of jurisprudence. . .
This fall we posted about the North American Securities Administrators’ (NASAA) adoption of a Statement of Policy Regarding the Use of Franchise Questionnaires and Acknowledgments (the “SOP”). Technically, NASAA’s SOP…Continue Reading Update: This New Year’s Eve say Auld Lang Syne to Old Franchise Questionnaires and Acknowledgements
Guest Post by Odia Kagan
You may think that, unless your website is specifically intended for kids, you don’t need to worry about the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of…Continue Reading FTC Fines Epic Games $520 Million: What You Need to Know
Guest Post by Gabrielle E. Gordon
On Labor Day, California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed the Fast Food Accountability and Standards Recovery Act (FAST Recovery Act), which authorized the California Department…Continue Reading Not So FAST: FAST Recovery Act on Pause until 2024 Referendum
As expected, the majority of this year’s State Regulatory Update Workshop at the Annual ABA Forum on Franchising Annual Meeting in San Diego, focused on the new NASAA Statement…Continue Reading Don’t Forget to Check Your Auditor’s Certification Before Franchise Renewal Time!
Is a National Program for Franchise Broker Registration Coming and Other Franchise Broker Tips & Takeaways
The Unkindliest Cut of All – the FAST Act
And so we come to the ultimate affront to franchising. Responding to strong lobbying efforts by the Service Employees International Union…Continue Reading CALIFORNIA’S TECTONIC PLATES SHIFT — Part III
The Joint Employment Conundrum
Signed into law on September 18, 2019 by Governor Gavin Newsom, Assembly Bill 5 (commonly known as AB-5), took effect on January 1, 2020. AB-5 codified…Continue Reading CALIFORNIA’S TECTONIC PLATES SHIFT — Part II
A San Andreas Fault for Franchising
“California’s falling into the ocean!” Growing up in Southern California I heard that every time we had an earthquake. Usually, though, all I had…Continue Reading CALIFORNIA’S TECTONIC PLATES SHIFT — Part I
The right to rescind (or void) a contract is an extraordinary remedy. However, as franchise lawyers know, certain states provide franchisees a right to rescind a franchise agreement in certain…Continue Reading Unintended Consequences of Franchise Rescission Rights