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New Menu Law Impacts Franchises

Apr 7 2011 - 3:42pm
The federal Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, signed into law March 23, 2010, includes a provision that creates a national, uniform nutrition-disclosure standard for restaurants.
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Requirements on Renewals of Franchises

Apr 4 2011 - 7:47pm
What are the requirements that a franchisee must meet to renew his or her franchise? The list of criteria should be clearly identified in the franchise agreement and evaluated.
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IFA Votes to Repeal Reporting Requirements of Obama Healthcare Law

Apr 1 2011 - 6:21pm
The IFA applauded the House of Representatives passage of HR 4 eliminating 1099 reporting requirements from the Obama healthcare plan.
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Confronting Employee Theft

Mar 24 2011 - 2:40pm
Responding to Employee Theft
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Legal Issues in Real Estate Leases

Mar 24 2011 - 2:05pm
It can seem quite daunting when first faced with a commercial lease that is filled with pages of terms and conditions. How does a potential tenant decide the important issues?
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Navigating the Murky Waters of Non-Compete Agreements

Mar 24 2011 - 1:46pm
How to Avoid Stormy Seas and Promote Smooth Sailing to Protect Your Business
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The Importance of a Shareholder Agreement

Mar 8 2011 - 4:13pm
A newly formed company, whether a corporation, limited liability company or partnership, should have an agreement that defines the relationship of the owners so that future issues can be avoided.
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How Should A Franchise Territory Be Defined?

Feb 10 2011 - 3:38pm
How should a territory in a franchise be defined? The options and the potential concerns are critical to both the franchisee and franchisor.
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Gender Differences in Franchising

Jan 21 2011 - 6:56pm
New survey of franchisee satisfaction has interesting statistics, but can they be relied upon?
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Yum! Brands, Inc. Selling Certain of its Brands

Jan 19 2011 - 6:32pm
What happens when the franchise system in which you are a franchisee is sold? What are your options and how do you evaluate them?
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Insuring Your Home Business

Jan 14 2011 - 1:00pm
What type of insurance do you need for a home-based business? This post discusses this question.
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Preparing to Meet With Your Business Law Attorney

Jan 12 2011 - 1:55pm
What type of information should you provide to your business attorney when you first meet with her? This post discusses a list of suggested items.
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Will My Business Make Money?

Jan 10 2011 - 1:40pm
Will my business make money? In this post I discuss some tips for reaching that goal.
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KFC Taxed in Iowa Without Corporate Presence in Iowa

Jan 7 2011 - 1:27pm
The Iowa Supreme Court recently ruled that KFC corporation must pay Iowa taxes even though KFC only maintained franchise locations in Iowa and no corporate presence.
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CA Supreme Court Allows Search of Cell Phones Without a Warrant

Jan 6 2011 - 3:18pm
CA Supreme Court ruled on Monday that the police have a right to search an arrestee's cell phone without a search warrant. The dissenting justices wrote that this is an invasion of privacy. 
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