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New York AG Settles with Jimmy John’s to Stop Non-Compete Clause in Hiring Packets

New York's attorney generalNEW YORK – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced last Wednesday that Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches agreed to stop including sample non-compete agreements in the employment material it sends to its franchisees in hiring workers. As part of the agreement, Jimmy John's has also agreed to inform its franchisees that the Attorney General has concluded that the non-compete agreements are unlawful and should be voided.

New York AG Settles with 96 Health Clubs over State Violations

NEW YORK – Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced yesterday that his office has settled with almost 100 health clubs over various violations of state law as part of his ongoing investigation. The AG directed his comments not only to the fitness and health club owners but also to New York consumers.

Papa John’s Franchisee to Pay $2M to New York Delivery Workers

New York – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced yesterday that his office has obtained a judgment for over $2 million against a Papa John's franchisee for underpaying hundreds of delivery workers at five Harlem restaurants.

AG Suit against Papa John’s Franchisee Could Mask Bigger Agenda

Papa John's

NEW YORK - The New York Attorney General made a clear statement this month when he filed a lawsuit against a Papa John's franchisee, vowing to fight against wage theft. What isn't so clear is whether the AG is also seeking the fact that Papa John's has such a degree of control over its system that it is really the defacto employer, if not the joint employer.  

US Labor, NY Tackle Employees Disguised as Franchisees


New York City 7-Eleven and taxis. Photo by ps

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Labor is now partnering with New York’s Attorney General’s Office and the state’s labor division to protect the rights of employees by ensuring they are not misclassified as independent contractors.