A sampling of our attorney expertise representing franchisors and franchisees includes:
  • Defending franchisors and franchisees in government investigations by the NLRB and DOL in multiple jurisdictions
  • Defending franchisors and franchisees when state governments seek back contributions for unemployment insurance funds
  • Defending franchisors in class action and individual lawsuits alleging misclassification of franchisees as independent contractors
  • Defending franchisors and franchisees in joint employer claims by employees of franchisees
  • Defending franchisors and franchisees in wage-hour litigation alleging misclassification, minimum wage violations, unpaid overtime and missed meal breaks
  • Auditing franchisors’ internal policies and practices to ensure compliance with wage-hour laws and labor laws and limit exposure to government investigations and lawsuits
  • Providing franchisors and franchisees with advice pertaining to (i) immigration law, (ii) workers’ compensation law, (iii) compliance with Occupational Safety and Health (“OSHA”) regulations, and (iv) compliant state specific drug free workplace policies and forms
  • Lobbying state governments for changes to franchise laws to shield franchisors from claims of franchisee-misclassification
  • Our franchise industry attorney experience is further supported by more than 160 additional attorneys in our offices nationwide who represent thousands of non-franchised corporations facing the same or similar issues. 
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