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March 05, 2021 | Legal News

Federal Court Allows COVID-19 Business Interruption Claims to Move Forward

A federal court in Chicago presiding over a consolidated group of sixty-six COVID-19 coverage lawsuits from across the country recently…

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February 04, 2021 | Legal News


FASB has simplified the revenue recognition model under ASC 606 by identifying a list of pre-opening services that would be considered distinct from the grant of franchise rights.

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December 21, 2020 | Legal News

Breaking Through the Virus Exclusion

A Virginia court held that a business owner’s claim under its business interruption policy could proceed because, although the policy contained a “virus exclusion”, it was the government shut-down not coronavirus that caused the business to close.

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October 20, 2020 | Legal News

Franchisor’s Lax Zoom Protocols Doom Lawsuit

Are you taking appropriate measures to protect your confidential information on Zoom and similar videoconferencing platforms?

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September 11, 2020 | Legal News

Federal Court Rejects Key Provisions of Franchisor-Friendly Joint Employer Rule

Follow the bouncing ball: A decision from the New York federal court strikes down the Department of Labor’s recent joint employer rule.

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April 08, 2020 | Legal News

No Business Interruption Coverage? Not So Fast.

Both franchisors and franchisees are being told by insurers and their surrogates that business interruption policies don’t cover events related to the COVID-19 pandemic. But depending on policy language, strong arguments can be made that coverage in fact exists.

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January 13, 2020 | Legal News

Final Joint Employer Rule under FLSA

The U.S. Department of Labor releases its final rule on joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act.  The new four-factor test will govern FLSA employment disputes beginning in March 2020.

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January 03, 2020 | Legal News

New Lawsuits Demand Braille on Gift Cards

A new wave of lawsuits under the American with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) is now trending – several brands are now…

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December 26, 2019 | Legal News

California’s New AB-5 Law Challenges Worker Status

California’s new regulations would alter the test for employees classification. Industry associations and companies respond.

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