Franchise Law

What is a franchise agreement?

Franchise businesses are easily among the most successful operations in the state of Texas. Practically every industry has some sort of name brand franchise distributorship in the vibrant Texas economy. The franchise model is a standard method of conducting business...

What is a master franchise?

Texas business owners might have heard of franchising, but master franchising is a little different. Master franchising describes the practice of opening up many franchise locations in a specific territory so that you become a franchisor for that specific region or...

Franchise agreement warning signs

As a current or future franchisee, you have a lot on your plate. But sifting through the complexities of a franchise agreement should be a priority. Owning a franchise in any industry is a large investment and an agreement that locks you in for many years. As such,...

NLRB Vacates Joint Employer Decision in Light of Member’s Conflict of Interest, Keeps Lower Standard to Hold Franchisors Liable for Union Negotiations

erOn February 26, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the organization responsible for overseeing collective bargaining activity, vacated its December 2017 decision in Hy-Brand to change the standard of “joint employers” back to the pre-Obama era rule. A...