On September 17, 2013, the Obama administration announced that some 2 million home health care workers will no longer be exempt from overtime pay. Home health care is hot in franchising. With baby boomers aging, the demand for home health
Online reviews have become a real presence and concern for businesses. First there was the Better Business Bureau [BBB]. It was a staple for years. Before buying a product or contracting for a service, consumers checked the BBB rating of
What is Your Franchise Doing to Remain Competitive? What is your franchise doing in the product development realm? Take a listen to what is going on the beyond the scenes at Applebee’s test kitchen in Kansas City. The Applebee’s test
That is the claim made by the city of Portland, designer of the aesthetically pleasing 24/7 flushable Portland Loo toilet. Portland Loo can be found throughout the streets of Portland. The city of Portland was hoping to sell the Portland
One of the most valuable assets of any business is the “how-to”. Whether it is website development codes, the secret recipe for making the muffins, or special techniques; how you do things, your trade secrets, can be your most valuable
Folks make wills declaring what will happen to their worldly possessions upon death. For tax planning and to avoid probate, people form trusts. Married couples enter into prenuptial agreements declaring what will happen to their assets in case of divorce.
A jury in the case of ALASKA RENT-A-CAR, INC. v. AVIS BUDGET GROUP, INC. awarded an Avis franchisee $16 million in lost profits following the acquisition of the Budget Rent-A-Car by the Avis franchisor. At the heart of the case
In March employers with 50 or more workers were required to update their FMLA [Family Medical Leave Act] poster displayed at the workplace. Here is link to the updated poster: http://www.dol.gov/whd/regs/compliance/posters/fmlaen.pdf Not sure if you are covered by FMLA.
Perhaps without exception, all franchise agreements contain a non-compete covenant. The covenants may vary. The covenants may prohibit you from operating a competing business or any business when you are a franchisee. And after the franchise relationship ends, you may
Forming a corporation or limited liability company affords business owners protection from liability. However, after forming a corporation or company business owners may be unintentionally and unknowingly exposing themselves to unnecessary liabilities. There are legal liabilities that business owners and