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General advice relating to the acquisition and opration of franchises, primarily from a legal perspective.

Supreme Court to Employers: Ignorance of Religious Practice Is No Excuse

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 ("Title VII") prohibits employment discrimination based on religion, and imposes on employers a proactive duty to accommodate religious practice that may conflict with workplace practices, as long as the religious practice does not impose an undue hardship on the employer.

EEOC Guidelines for Accommodating Religious Practices

On March 6, 2014, the EEOC issued a new technical assistance publication for employers that addressed workplace rights and responsibilities with respect to religious dress and grooming under Title VII. The question-and-answer guide, entitled "Religious Garb and Grooming in the Workplace: Rights and Responsibilities," and an accompanying fact sheet, is intended to offer practical advice for employers and employees, and presents numerous case examples based on the EEOC's litigation.

Choosing a Business Name: 5 Things to Consider

Don't forget to put these five points into the mix when deciding on a name for your business:

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Why the Franchise Industry Can't Solve the U.S. Wage Problem

Raising the minimum wage in certain industries won't change the economic realities of what's causing the problem.

Avoid These 3 Common Mistakes when Picking Your Small Business Location

“Location, location, location” must be kept foremost in mind when deciding on the site for your bricks-and-mortar small business operation.

Why Apple Maps Is a Leap Forward for Small Businesses

Apple announced at its developers conference on Monday that it would add public transit information to its Maps application. So? you may think. Didn't Google Maps have that years ago?

Does The Franchise Industry Need Reform?

No business model is perfect, and franchising is no exception. There is always risk in a business venture, franchised or non-franchised.

Australia’s Poolwerx Targets Arizona Franchisees First

The Poolwerx franchise in Australia has suffered greatly at the hands of disgruntled and vocal franchisees over many years to where franchisor John O’Brien commented recently - "

Protect Your Business from These Tax Scams

Scammers are getting better and better, learning from years of experience. Even their written English is improving.

Cut Food Waste, Boost Profits

Is your restaurant wasting more food than it should? What is that doing to your bottom line? John Krebs offers some practical suggestions.