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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. 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.[…]
The NLRB issued its landmark decision in Browning-Ferris on August 27, 2015. Browning-Ferris (“BFI”) operated a recycling business that directly employed 60 employees. It also used Leadpoint, a subcontractor, to provide an additional 150 staff members to sort recyclable materials from waste and to clean the facility. 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 […]
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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 […]
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 […]
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:
Ruling States Restaurant Franchisor SUBWAY Violated Soldier’s Rights
“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 […]
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 […]