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A Glimmer of Hope for Franchisors Fearing Joint Employer Liability

Written by Stephanie C. Gaston on May 2, 2016

In a recent article published by the Franchise Law Journal[1], authors Mary-Christine Sungaila and Martin M. Ellison survey the current status of joint employer liability in the franchise context and the pervasive influence of Patterson v. Domino’s[2] in this area of the law. In the wake of the National Labor Relations Board’s (NLRB)  majority decision Read More…


Out of Joint: Texas Joint Employer Liability for Franchisors

Written by Stephanie C. Gaston on April 13, 2016

In response to the NLRB’s pronouncement of joint employer status between two distinct business entities in Browning-Ferris Industries,[1] a handful of state legislatures, including Texas, have passed legislation to protect the franchise industry from exposure to lawsuits for franchisees’ labor and employment law violations. Other states that have passed similar legislation include Louisiana, Tennessee, Wisconsin, Read More…