The Simpsons on Franchising

“Welcome to the Dynamic World of Mobile Pretzel Retailing!” By: Justin M. Klein and Scott D. Salmon – Marks & Klein, LLP The “Simpsons Already Did It,” an episode of Comedy Central’s South Park, proclaimed that everything conceivable has already been explored in-depth by the epic animated series The Simpsons, now in its twenty-seventh season. …

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Is Buying a Franchise Riskier Than Ever? Critics Say It’s Harder to Know What You’re Getting Into—and Easier to Fail Once You’re In

By Sarah Needleman August 25, 2014                 Martin Pollack, Two Men and a Truck | “Had we not done the due diligence we did, I would’ve lost my entire life savings.” Daniel Conlin Franchising has never been a more popular option—or, perhaps, a bigger risk. Over the past …

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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 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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IS FRANCHISING HIGHLY REGULATED? Top Franchisee Attorneys Weigh In

IS FRANCHISING HIGHLY REGULATED? Top Franchisee Attorneys Weigh In December 19, 2013 “Prospective franchisees can feel safe investing in a franchise,” many a franchise salesman has stated, “Because franchising is highly regulated, and there are severe penalties for non-compliance.” The International Franchise Association and other opponents of franchisee-protection legislation also argue that franchising is already …

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