Weekly catch-up

Our Franchise Industry Group is out with a new bulletin this week, discussing the recentHot Dog Man.flickrCC.JeleneMorris decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Williams v. Jani-King.

The plaintiffs in this case, former franchisees, claim that they and other franchisees are actually misclassified "employees" of Jani-King, the franchisor.

Although the court hasn't made a final decision on that issue, it did affirm a decision allowing the lawsuit to proceed as a class action. Don Prophete and Jeff Rosin have an excellent analysis of the decision and explain why the dissent got it right.

Image Credit: From flickr, Creative Commons license, by Jelene Morris.

Robin Shea has more than 20 years' experience in employment litigation, including Title VII and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (including the Amendments Act). 
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