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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