7-Eleven Franchisees Allowed to Proceed With FLSA Suit

New Jersey Law Journal Charles Toutant August 6, 2014 Citing 7-Eleven’s pervasive control of its franchisees’ operations, a Camden, N.J., federal judge denied a motion by the convenience store chain to dismiss franchisees’ claims that they are employees of the company and have been denied compensation and overtime pay in violation of the Fair Labor …

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Franchisees Take 7-Eleven to Court for Alleged Racial Discrimination

JULY 24, 2014 KATE TAYLOR ENTREPRENEUR STAFF Staff Writer The world’s largest convenience-store franchisor is facing a Big Gulp-sized lawsuit from within. A group of 7-Eleven franchisees in California filed a lawsuit in federal court on July 11 claiming the company violated their rights as franchisees and individuals under federal and state laws. They argue …

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7-ELEVEN Patel Franchise Lawsuit Alleges 7-11 “Storm Trooper” Tactics

UnhappyFranchisee.Com By Sean Kelly 7-ELEVEN Patel Franchise Lawsuit Alleges 7-11 “Storm Trooper” Tactics Posted: March 19, 2014 A lawsuit filed against 7-Eleven, Inc. yesterday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California alleges that the convenience store giant is using “storm trooper” tactics to illegally seize valuable franchise rights from its franchisees …

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7-ELEVEN Franchise Lawsuit Alleges Stalking and Harrassment of 7-11 Franchisee

UnhappyFranchisee.com By Sean Kelly 7-ELEVEN Franchise Lawsuit Alleges Stalking and Harrassment of 7-11 Franchisee Posted: March 19, 2014 A successful, multi-unit franchise owner who was the 2008 Franchisee of the Year is suing 7-Eleven, Inc. for stalking, harrassment, intentional infliction of emotional distress, and for running him down outside a CVS Pharmacy. [It’s the 2nd …

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7-Eleven Exploiting Franchisees, Lawsuit Claims

Huffington Post By Jillian Berman 7-Eleven Exploiting Franchisees, Lawsuit Claims Posted: 08/01/2013 4:08 pm EDT                 A group of five 7-Eleven franchisees claim in a new lawsuit that the corporation manages their stores so tightly that they’re more like employees than business owners, and therefore should be paid …

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Supporters of former 7-Eleven owners protest every Saturday

THE PRESS ENTERPRISE   PE.com | Southern California News | News for Inland Southern California BY LAURIE LUCAS February 07, 2014; 10:52 AM Dev Patel, wife Lisa and Aria, 2 months and Jeremiah, 2, in their Corona home.Dev is fighting to get back his parents’ franchised store, the 7-Eleven at Magnolia and Jurupa avenues in Riverside.  …

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NJ Lawsuit Claims 7-Eleven Franchise Program is an Employment Scam

July 30, 2013 by Sean Kelly Individuals invest hundreds of thousands of dollars with the dream of owning their own businesses and being their own bosses as 7-Eleven franchisees. A NJ lawsuit contends that all they’re really buying are low-paying jobs with no equity, no benefits, no overtime and a dishonest, abusive boss. (UnhappyFranchisee.Com)  A lawsuit …

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7-Eleven Sued for Representing Itself as Franchisor

Posted Thu, 2013-08-01 11:22 by Janet Sparks NEWARK – Three years ago, convenience store chain 7-Eleven basked in the limelight of being featured on CBS’s Undercover Boss. Today the world’s largest convenience store chain is under a different spotlight. The franchisor is now fighting negative press surrounding its litigation against franchisees, as well as a federal investigation …

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