Are Your Franchisees Prepared for Disaster?

Disaster could strike at any moment. What measures should a franchised business take to prepare? We explore one important aspect of a disaster readiness plan—insurance — and three critical steps a franchisor should take to verify that its franchisees have proper insurance in place.

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February 17, 2016 | Tips and Tools

The Federal Arbitration Act Preempts State Law (Again)

Read our Alert about the recent Supreme Court decision which reiterated its strong policy favoring the enforcement of arbitration provisions and class action waivers under the Federal Arbitration Act.

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November 18, 2015 | Tips and Tools

A Quick Guide to Legal Holds

Read our Alert for a quick overview of the basics of “legal holds” to ensure compliance with discovery obligations in a litigious situation.

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October 13, 2015 | Tips and Tools

Protecting Your System From Cybersecurity Attacks

Read our Alert to see how one new case may impact a company’s legal obligations to protect consumer’s private information.

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August 14, 2015 | Tips and Tools

Avoiding Litigation Over Changes to the System

The August 2015 Cheng Cohen Alert discusses some advanced planning tips that can help franchisors avoid missteps when implementing system changes.

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June 03, 2015 | Tips and Tools

Recent NLRB Guidance: Franchisor and Franchisee Not Joint Employers

Cheng Cohen Alert summarizes the NLRB’s General Counsel advice memo which states that the franchisee and the franchisor are not joint employers when the franchisee terminated an employee.

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August 29, 2014 | Tips and Tools

Blurred Lines: What the NLRB’s Joint Employer Position Means for Franchisors

Read the August 2014 issue of the Cheng Cohen Alert. This issue reviews the National Labor Relations Board’s announcement that complaints filed against McDonald’s would proceed against both the franchisor and its franchisees as “joint employers”.

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July 11, 2014 | Tips and Tools

Spousal Guaranties: When a Franchisee’s Spouse Says “I Don’t”

The July 2014 issue of the Cheng Cohen Alert reviews the considerations a franchisor should make if a franchisee’s spouse does not agree to sign a spousal guaranty.

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April 26, 2014 | Tips and Tools

Vicarious Liability Revisited

Cheng Cohen Alert – Vicarious Liability Revisited

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February 03, 2014 | Tips and Tools

Franchisor Vicarious Liability: Stuck Between a Rock and a Hard Place?

Read the latest issue of the Cheng Cohen Alert which discusses the importance of periodic reviews by franchisors of their franchise agreements, operations and training manuals, system standards, practices and policies.

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