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Franchising Law Forum: Critical Lessons and Key Changes

Posted by Elizabeth Gore-Jones on 18 February 2020
Franchising Law Forum: Critical Lessons and Key Changes
Elizabeth Gore-Jones will be presenting a paper at the Legalwise seminar to be held on 26 March 2020 in Brisbane Queensland. The presentation will provide a critical franchising update which will include: a step-by-step review of the legislative changes an analysis of such changes on franchisees and franchisors procedural changes drafting tips the effect on current agreements You can find more information at
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Franchise Agreement Reviews

Posted by Elizabeth Gore-Jones on 13 November 2019
When a lawyer is reviewing your franchise agreement they should not just be summarising the agreement for you. One of the most important roles of a franchise review should be to make recommendations for you. A franchise review should: 1. suggest drafting changes - deletions and different wording 2. explain the impact of relevant legislation 3. highlight how the franchise agreement compares to industry standards 4. explain what the agreement says Only lawyers with actual franch...
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Structure Cleaning Contracts

Posted by Elizabeth Gore-Jones on 10 September 2019
Sham contracting can be a means by which businesses attempt to avoid employment laws and/or payroll tax by engaging services through contractor arrangements rather than employment arrangements. Sham contracting laws were introduced to help protect contractors who really should be employees.  Large penalties can apply. Businesses may have alternatives available through franchising. Businesses may be able to grant franchises and thus expand their business and their service reach wit...
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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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