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So, your franchise agreement has an airtight arbitration provision…right?  It probably says that if any disputes arise out of your franchise agreement, then they must be arbitrated (rather than litigated). 
Continue Reading Want to enforce your arbitration provision? Then say it loud and clear (and unmistakably)!


The Ontario government has released highly anticipated draft regulations under the recently enacted Healthy Menu Choices Act (the “Act”) that clarify the Act’s menu labeling requirements. Still, uncertainties remain –
Continue Reading Adding a dash of clarity: Ontario releases menu labeling law regulations

A hotel assistant manager who allegedly coerced housekeepers into sexual “servitude” is now defending himself in federal court, along with his employer TMI Hospitality Incorporated (“TMI”). But they’re not alone: 
Continue Reading Long Arm of Browning-Ferris? Hotel franchisor named as “joint employer” in alleged sexual servitude suit

40206151_s (1)Each time franchisors update their franchise disclosure documents (“FDD”), they have a choice:  whether or not to include financial performance representations (“FPR”).  A new bill introduced by Representative Keith Ellison
Continue Reading Making SBA loans safer for franchisees…by mandating FPR’s?

39176749_s (1)Under pressure from large retailers, trade associations and lawmakers, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) will delay rules requiring certain food establishments to list calories on their menus.  The original
Continue Reading Count your calories and add 1 year: Final Menu Labeling Rule postponed until Dec. 2016