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Cheryl Mullin was announced by D Magazine as one of this year’s Best Lawyers in Dallas

April 2016

Cheryl Mullin was announced by D Magazine as one of this year’s Best Lawyers in Dallas. Cheryl is the founding shareholder of Mullin Law, PC, a full service commercial law firm located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, and leads the firm’s practice in areas of franchise, corporate, tax, intellectual property, and commercial litigation. Cheryl has been recognized as one of the top franchise lawyers in International Who’s Who Franchise Lawyers since 2013. She is AV-Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, has been selected by her peers as a Texas Super Lawyer since 2012, and has been selected for inclusion in the peer-rated Best Lawyers in America since 2007.

The Wage and Hour Division’s New Guidance Addressing Joint Employment

On January 20, 2016, Dr. David Weil, the Administrator of the Wage and Hour Division of the Department of Labor (“WHD”), published the first Administrator’s Interpretation of the year (“Administrator’s Interpretation”). This Administrator’s Interpretation specifically addressed joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protect Act (“MSPA”), in an effort to offer additional guidance for the treatment of joint employment under these two statutes.[1] The FLSA and MSPA are both worker protection acts. The FMLA requires employers to provide employees with unpaid, job-protected leave for qualified medical and family reasons. The Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protect Act (“MSPA”) “protects migrant and seasonal workers by establishing employment standards related to wages, housing, transportation, disclosures and recordkeeping,” and requires farm labor contractors to register with the DOL.[…]

Procedural Update on NLRB’s Browning Ferris Joint-Employer Decision

The NLRB issued its landmark decision in Browning-Ferris on August 27, 2015.[1] Browning-Ferris (“BFI”) operated a recycling business that directly employed 60 employees.[2] It also used Leadpoint, a subcontractor, to provide an additional 150 staff members to sort recyclable materials from waste and to clean the facility.[3] Under the services agreement between the two companies, the Leadpoint employees were to be screened, hired, disciplined, and supervised by Leadpoint but allowed BFI to involve itself in hiring, discipline, scheduling, and wages of the employees. Notably, the agreement prevented Leadpoint from paying its employees more than BFI, required Leadpoint applicants to undergo drug testing and prohibited Leadpoint from hiring workers that BFI had already rejected, provided BFI the right to discontinue use of Leadpoint employees, and permitted BFI to control the productivity pave […]

Mullin Law, PC Featured Speaker AT IFA 2010 Franchise Development Seminar Series on April 28

DALLAS – April 26, 2010 – Mullin Law, PC, a premier commercial law practice with an emphasis on franchise law, will be a featured presenter at the International Franchise Association’s 2010 Franchise Development Seminar Series on Wednesday, April 28 in Dallas, TX. The seminar, which is geared to address the unique needs and concerns of established and mature franchise systems, will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. at the Renaissance Dallas.

Cheryl L. Mullin, founding shareholder and attorney, Mullin Law, will discuss the variety of legal issues franchisors need to consider to ensure they are in compliance with current federal and state regulations. 

Mullin will be joined by Tom Friday, founder and chief executive officer of Knockouts Haircuts for Men. Friday has sold more than 120 franchises of the men-only […]

Learn Franchise Best Practices at Seminar “How to do it. How to do it Right” in Dallas on April 15

DALLAS – Mar. 29, 2010 – Mullin Law, PC, a premier commercial law practice with an emphasis on franchise law, in conjunction with the strategic franchise consulting firm, the iFranchise Group, and Dallas-based franchise sales specialist, The Entrepreneur Authority, will present “Franchise Best Practices: How to do it. How to do it right.” in Dallas, Texas, on Thursday, April 15 from 8:30 a.m. until noon at the Embassy Suites – DFW North.   The seminar is ideal for both business owners who want to learn more about franchising and existing franchisors looking to take their franchise systems to the next level.  Topics will include assessing a business for franchise expansion, strategic planning for franchise growth, building the right infrastructure for your franchise system, franchise marketing and lead generation, “Discovery […]

Mullin Law, PC to Host 2010 Franchising Business Roundtable Event on Jan. 28

Featured Speakers to Address Franchise Business, Labor and Regulation Topics

DALLAS – Jan. 14, 2010 – Mullin Law, PC, a premier commercial law practice with an emphasis on franchise law, announced the second annual franchising business roundtable scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 28, at the Hyatt Regency in North Dallas from 8 a.m. to noon. Franchising 2010 will discuss new growth and opportunities for franchise businesses in the year to come.

Mullin Law, PC has brought together a group of prominent franchise industry professionals representing corporate, government and legal sectors who offer a well-rounded view on the future of franchising.

The featured topics and speakers include:

  • Going Global – panel presentation moderated by Ken Myres, president of Tony Roma’s (Romacorp) with panelists representing Romacorp including David Short, executive vice president and general counsel, and Ted Leovich, president, global brand […]

Mullin Law, PC Wins Summary Judgment and Validation for Lt. Col. Batie

Ruling States Restaurant Franchisor SUBWAY Violated Soldier’s Rights

DALLAS, Oct. 22, 2009Mullin Law, PC, a premier commercial law practice with an emphasis on franchise law, won a substantial, partial summary judgment ruling on behalf of Lieutenant Colonel Leon Batie, Jr., after Judge Carlos R. Cortez of the 44th State Civil District Court ruled SUBWAY® Real Estate Corp. wrongfully terminated his franchise lease contracts.

“This is a great victory for soldiers who are serving their country but also want to make an honest living at home by becoming small business owners and purchasing franchises,” said Batie. “Subway ignored my rights and ruined my dream of building a future with a chain of Subway stores. This ruling not only validates my rights but also protects other soldiers from the fear of unlawful conduct by franchisors […]

Cheryl Mullin Named as a 2009 Best Lawyer in Dallas by D Magazine

Leading Franchise Group Mullin Law PC Congratulates Its Practice Leader


DALLAS – June 30, 2009 – Mullin Law, PC, premier commercial law practice with a specialty in franchise law, congratulates Cheryl Mullin on earning a top spot with the D Magazine group of Best Lawyers in Dallas. Mullin has led the firm to increased growth year-over-year since its inception in 2003 and has been recognized by the publication several years in a row for her work in franchise and development. The Best Lawyers in Dallas will be published in the July/August issue of D Magazine.

To compile the list of Best Lawyers in Dallas, D Magazine sought nominations from valid Texas Bar members who are asked to recommend two lawyers; one who is outside their firm and one who us within their firm in their practice […]

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