The Future Of Franchising: Two Evolving Ideas

Two recent articles from Down Under propose some new paths for the evolution of the franchise business model. First is an analysis in the Wall Street Journal from two academics at the University of Sydney Business School. Under the headline “Why Continue reading The Future Of Franchising: Two Evolving Ideas

Lawsuit May Test McDonald’s ‘Joint-Employer’ Franchise Designation

A new wrongful-termination lawsuit brought by 10 former McDonald’s workers in Virginia may test last year’s efforts by the National Labor Relations Board to classify McDonald’s corporate entity as a “joint employer” responsible for its franchisee’s local operations. One former NLRB Continue reading Lawsuit May Test McDonald’s ‘Joint-Employer’ Franchise Designation

Feds Push on Franchise Model as NLRB Proceeds with McDonald’s Joint Employer Complaints

The National Labor Relations Board has followed through on its warning to McDonald’s, and has named McDonald’s a “joint employer” as it issued unfair labor practice complaints in 43 cases against McDonald’s franchisees and their franchisor, McDonald’s USA, LLC. In Continue reading Feds Push on Franchise Model as NLRB Proceeds with McDonald’s Joint Employer Complaints

Franchise Industry Asks NLRB To Disclose Its Joint-Employer Reasoning

The International Franchise Association says it has asked the National Labor Relations Board to disclose how it concluded that franchisors could be considered joint employers in labor disputes at local franchise locations. An NLRB memo earlier this year warned McDonald’s that it Continue reading Franchise Industry Asks NLRB To Disclose Its Joint-Employer Reasoning