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Over two years ago, on December 1, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) published a food labeling rule requiring “chain” restaurants and similar retail food establishments to list calorie information on menus and menu boards, including food on display and self-service food

Many franchisors have experience with the U.S. Small Business Association (“SBA”) as numerous franchisees utilize the SBA’s loan programs for small businesses. Previously, franchisors could send an application to the SBA to get on the Franchise Registry. During this process, the SBA reviewed the franchise agreement and drafted an addendum to revise the franchise agreement

Not long before the election, the Obama Administration issued a “call to action” statement in which it urged state governments to restrict many of the non-compete agreements that employers often impose on employees. The statement calls on state legislatures to adopt certain “best practices” for regulating employee non-compete agreements, including:

  • banning non-compete clauses

Both my colleagues and I have posted on topics related to cyber insurance coverage issues from both a franchisor and franchisee perspective.   This post, derived from information garnered during the ABA webinar “Practical Insurance Guidance for Franchisors,” focuses on setting appropriate franchisee requirements for cyber coverage.

Step One.  Assess what coverage is critical by

Franchise Action NetworkThe International Franchise Association’s Annual Convention is just around the corner and will be held later this month in San Antonio, Texas from February 20-23rd.  This year representatives from the recently formed Franchise Action Network (FAN) will be on hand at the IFA Booth in the Exhibit Halls.   FAN is a grassroots organization

In my last post, I outlined some practice pointers and issues to consider when addressing a franchise system’s typically universal requirement to add the franchisor as an additional insured under each franchisees’ insurance policies. This post expands on the topic by discussing some additional insurance related guidance I obtained from the “Practical Insurance Guidance for

This month I attended a very interesting ABA webinar entitled “Practical Insurance Guidance for Franchisors.” The panel, which consisted of both franchise lawyers and an experienced insurance broker, provided some excellent practice pointers for anyone who drafts franchise agreements or handles insurance compliance and risk management matters for franchise systems.  The webinar provided