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Franchise Employment Matters

One of the unique characteristics of the franchise model is the independent contractor relationship the franchisee has with the franchisor. This classification allows the franchisee to effectively operate its business independent of the franchisor while still maintaining the support of franchisor’s proven system of operations. When it comes to maintaining the franchise relationship with franchisees, franchise systems require expertise and practical advice in employment law matters.

Our team of highly experienced labor and employment attorneys have considerable experience with franchise-related employment matters. From issues involving joint-employer status to labor regulations to harassment and discrimination claims, our team delivers quick and practical solutions that mitigate and resolve the problems and challenges associated with managing workforce in the franchising industry.

We assist franchisors in proactively managing employment-related issues by ensuring operations manuals, employee handbooks, and other policies and procedures are legally compliant and by providing regular advice and training to try to head off problems before they occur. Additionally, we draft and review employment, separation, confidentiality and non-competition agreements.

We represent franchisors in all labor and employment law matters, including litigation. If a legal dispute arises, our litigation team is ready to give you the expert representation you need to vigorously defend the dispute and reach a satisfactory resolution.

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Whether you are exploring franchising for the first time or operating a well-developed franchise system, our franchise attorneys can answer your questions and advise you on the best course of action.

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