Tag: franchise

Franchisor and Franchisee Relationships On April 9, 2019, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed legislation (H.F. 327) creating new franchisor-franchisee relationship law for Iowa’s wage payment collection law, legislative service agency law, employment security — unemployment compensation law, and Civil Rights Act. Under the new provisions, a franchisor is not an employer of a franchisee, nor…

Franchises and the Employment Relationship On December 19, 2018, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed legislation (H.B. 494) regarding franchises and the employment relationship. Under the law, Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 4111.14 was modified to clarify that the definition of an employer does not include a franchisor with respect to the franchisor’s relationship with a franchisee…

In an announcement on July 29, 2014, the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel (OGC) authorized complaints against McDonald’s franchisees and determined that the corporate franchisor, McDonald’s, USA, LLC is considered a “joint employer.” The announcement said that the NLRB’s OGC had investigated charges alleging McDonald’s franchisees and their franchisor “violated…