IMPORTANT CHANGES IN MA HR LAW

The Law Offices of Suzanne C. Cummings & Associates wants you to know that if you are a Massachusetts-based franchisor or franchisee, you will want to be aware of an amendment that was passed on August 5, 2010 impacting employees’ access to their personnel records.  Employers in Massachusetts were already required to provide an employee …

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Worst Joblessness in Nation Staggers R.I.

Rhode Island, which in recent years has been lauded for its job and productivity growth, saw its unemployment numbers skyrocket last month. “In the 10 years that I have lived in Rhode Island, we have had an economic development policy that has been directed toward failure,” said Edward M. Mazze, a professor of business administration …

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Nutrition Information Standard Urged By New Coalition

New coalition advocates national nutrition standard for chain restaurants, detailed nutrition information for consumers. A coalition of interested parties and foodservice establishments announced today that it will support federal legislation that provides consumers with detailed nutrition information in chain restaurants and other foodservice establishments using a uniform national standard. Legislation has been introduced by Senator …

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2009 Franchise Economic Forecast

Darrell Johnson of FRANdata presented the 2009 Franchise Economic Forecast at the Franchise Updates September Leadership & Development Conference  (download your copy of the FRANdata report here). Darrell reports that the the economic downturn is clearly going to impact many aspects of franchising, none more so than access to capital. The capital markets are effectively …

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