Are Franchisees Considered Employees?

We all know what franchising means. It sounds good right? Grow a business, have multiple locations, recognition, branding, etc. (learn more about franchising). But do you fully grasp what the franchising relationship is really about? What are franchisees, are they employees? Can a franchisor directly control a franchisee’s business? There are all kinds of misconceptions surrounding franchise relationships such as: the…

Making Sense of the NLRB, Franchising & Joint Employer Relationships

Bad news always seems gets more press than good news, right? If you’re one who has kept your finger on the pulse of the franchise industry then you probably know about the claim filed by the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) against a well-known fast food restaurant franchise system, challenging their franchisor/franchisee relationship. News of…