New Hampshire Small Business Investment Protection Act (HB 1215)

The New Hampshire House of Representatives, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Committee, has scheduled a public hearing on that state’s pending franchise relationship legislation. The hearing is scheduled for Tuesday, February 4 at 10:15 AM in the New Hampshire State House in Concord. This Bill includes language on the rights of association, renewal, transfer and termination. Attendance …

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Maine Fair Franchising Act (LD 1458)

The Maine Legislature’s Joint Committee on Labor, Commerce, Research and Economic Development at Work Session on January 30, 2014 took action on an amended version of The Small Business Investment Protection Act, filed earlier in this session.  The first of several motions entertained by the committee was that the amended bill “ought not to pass” …

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Maine Small Business Investment Protection Act

Below is a link to a newly proposed Bill (LD 1458) introduced to the Maine legislature on April 25, 2013, which seeks to govern much of the franchisor/franchisee relationship. The Maine Small Business Investment Protection Act is of equal import to franchisors and franchisees and is well worth the read. http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/bills_126th/billtexts/HP104301.asp submitted by Suzanne C. Cummings, Esq., Cummings …

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NEW LAWS REGARDING ‘CORI ‘

There are of several changes related to criminal offender record  information (CORI) that will become effective in 2012. Starting in February, 2012, Massachusetts employers who obtain an applicant’s criminal offender record (CORI) information MUST provide a copy of it to the applicant. Furthermore, a company that conducts five (5) or more criminal background investigations a …

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