Should you hold the lease of your franchisees’ business premises? The decision involves several commercial and financial considerations of the risks. Many franchisors decide to hold leases of business premises
A joint venture is an arrangement between two or more individuals or companies. It is generally used to achieve a specific, one-off, goal or endeavour. Each joint venture is a unique
Purchasing a franchise can be a daunting and unknown process for many prospective franchisees. Too often franchisees bypass the vital task of conducting their own due diligence prior to buying
The ACCC has successfully prosecuted former hand car wash and detailing franchisor Geowash in the Federal Court for acting unconscionably, making false or misleading representations and breaching the Franchising Code
Employers who deliberately engage in employee wage fraud may face jail time under a Morrison government plan to target migrant worker underpayment and exploitation. Kelly O’Dwyer, Industrial Relations Minister gave
Want to avoid costly franchisee legal mistakes? When you are assessing a franchise venture, you may find yourself looking at your potential expenses, searching for any opportunity to reduce costs.
A teenager’s first job can be deeply rewarding, a step towards independence and building skills. But that job may also involve an early taste of exploitative workplace behaviours, including abuse, bullying and harassment.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) has revealed plans to target the café, restaurant and take away food services industries in its next proposed round of Franchising Code (the Code) compliance audits.
There is no doubting that 2018 was a difficult year for the franchise sector, and with the impending results of the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Franchising Code of Conduct set to be handed down in February, 2019 is shaping as a year destined for sector change.
More than 4000 workers at fast food chain Pizza Hut are set to receive penalty rates for the first time in 30 years, following a decision handed by the Fair Work Commission (FWC).