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Bob Jane Corp Failure to Comply with Code

Posted by Elizabeth Gore-Jones on 1 May 2020
The Franchising Code of Conduct requires that a franchisor advise a franchisee in writing at least 6 months before the end of the franchise term whether or not the franchisor intends to renew or extend the franchise agreement. A failure to comply with this clause can attract a maximum financial penalty of $63,000. Bob Jane Corporation failed to notify some of its franchisees in accordance with the above requirements. Bob Jane gave a court enforceable undertaking that it would comply w...
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Co-operation between franchisees and franchisors in COVID-19

Posted by Elizabeth Gore-Jones on 27 April 2020
7-Eleven and franchisees authorised to co-operate on store opening times. The ACCC has granted consent to 7-Eleven and its franchisees discussing temporary store closures because of reduced demand as a result of COVID-19 restrictions. The reason consent was required is that 7-Eleven operates some of its own stores and as such is technically a competitor with some of its franchisees. If they had these discussions without seeking ACCC consent that could potentially breach competition laws...
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Potential ACCC Relaxtion in the Time of Covid-19

Posted by Elizabeth Gore-Jones on 29 March 2020
The focus of the law can change so quickly in a crisis. The ACCC released a press release on 27 March 2020 which reflected just that. Whilst we are far from a lawless nation, these relaxations are sensible and will hopefully help to save businesses from teetering over the edge. Game Changer:  potential authorisations to allow competitors to coordinate - this is usually unlawful What's in: efforts to stop businesses seeking to exploit the crisis causing harm to consumer...
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Bob Jane Corp Failure to Comply with Code

May 01 2020
The Franchising Code of Conduct requires that a franchisor advise a franchisee in writing at least 6 months before the end of the franchise term whether or not the franchisor intends to renew or extend the franchise agreement. A failure to com...

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