Pres. Obama reacts to passing of Healthcare bill, 2010. Photo/White House via Wikipedia
WASHINGTON – Customers are finding additional charges on their restaurant bills, and the reason for the added tab may be Obamacare’s Affordable Care Act mandate. But companies that are charging fees to patrons for healthcare penalties that will kick in next year should be cautious. They may be committing surcharge fraud.
ALBUQUERQUE – A district court last November denied Denny's, Inc. motion for summary judgment, asserting that it could not be held vicariously liable in the wrongful death of a franchisee's employee killed during an armed robbery.
INDIANAPOLIS – After Steak ‘n Shake appealed a federal court’s decision that it could not compel non-binding arbitration in combined franchisee lawsuits, the Indiana district court has now granted the stay.
While there has not been much enforcement by the Securities & Exchange Commission recently, that is about to change. This year the SEC is intent on pursuing a record number of enforcement actions involving public company financial reporting violations. And it will have new resources and tools to implement its actions.
AUGUSTA, Maine – The Maine state legislature's Joint Standing Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development approved on Thursday the Small Business Protection Investment Act LD1458, which passed on to the House floor for debate.
DENVER – Sources close to Quiznos management operation tell Blue MauMau that the board of directors of owner Avenue Capital Group were at Denver headquarters yesterday trying to work out another restructuring deal for the troubled sub sandwich chain. They have been told that Quiznos is alleged to be down to a few million dollars of operating capital.
WASHINGTON – The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) abandoned its appeal to require all employers to post an 11 x 17-inch poster containing information about workers rights to organize labor unions. Franchisee, franchisor and other trade groups are declaring a legal victory against the NLRB.
OLYMPIA, Wash.— The state of Washington, the high tech forest for firms such as Microsoft, Amazon and Expedia, is considering the appropriateness of entering the digital age when it comes to franchise disclosure documents.
Days after investigations in the U.K. and Switzerland into agreements between hotel chains and online travel companies (OTCs) that set minimum prices for hotel rooms became public knowledge, class action lawsuits were filed in the U.S. alleging federal and state law violations.
The Granite State's Bicentennial Monument by jcbwalsh
New Hampshire's franchise investment protection act, House Bill 1215, moves from its committee hearing on Tuesday to now a subcommittee on its way towards passage or rejection. But the bill's public hearing this week was an inauspicious start.
ANNAPOLIS – Jon Cardin, a member of the Maryland House of Delegates and candidate for Maryland Attorney General, is now refusing to introduce proposed franchise legislation at the next session because the Maryland State Bar Association (MSBA) will not support it.
After President Obama backtracked from his promise that “you can keep your health insurance plan,” a new study suggests under Obamacare “if you like your workweek, you can’t necessarily keep it, either.”