Understand how Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation works and how to comply with it. By Larry Munn and John L. Rogers On July 1, 2014, one of the world’s toughest anti-spam laws came into effect: Canada’s new Anti-Spam Legislation, commonly known as “CASL.” CASL prohibits the sending
The risks and costs are great. By Len MacPhee The risk of a data breach is a major issue for retail businesses. The instances of breach by hackers and others, such as former employees, are prevalent and on the rise. And the direct and indirect
If passed in its present form, virtually all noncompete provisions in franchise agreements with franchisees located in Massachusetts could be rendered null and void. On April 10, 2014, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick proposed legislation titled “An Act to Promote Growth,” introduced as House Bill 4045.
Franchisors and franchisees share the challenges of compliance with increased regulation while staying focused on operating profitable businesses. The International Franchise Association believes that franchise attorneys, whether in-house or outside counsel, can − and should – be key contributors to the franchisor’s or franchisee’s executive
Failing to make compliance a priority at the outset of a relationship can result in bigger issues later, some that can be insurmountable. New and emerging franchisors often rely, sometimes primarily, on selling franchises as a way to increase their unit count and grow their
As the world becomes more regulatory-minded, legal issues facing franchise systems have become more complex and far reaching. A recent headline read: “Federal authorities seized 14 7-Eleven stores in New York and Virginia, and indicted nine owners and managers, charging them with stealing identities and
Franchisors are often sued for injuries occurring on the premises of their franchisees simply because the injured person and his attorney do not understand the nature of franchising. Most franchisors prescribe standards for operation by their franchisees that are designed to produce the highest quality
Courtland decision represents an important extension of widely adopted franchise law concepts to Arizona. A federal court in Arizona has agreed with a growing number of jurisdictions that a franchisor is vicariously liable for the actions of its franchisee only if the franchisor exerts control