NEW LAW IMPACTS EMPLOYEE APPLICATIONS

Effective November 4, 2010, Massachusetts has made it illegal for an employer to request criminal offender record information (CORI) on its initial written application.  Franchisors and franchisees will want to review their current applications and remove any language related to criminal records immediately.  An exception for employers who are obligated by law not to employ …

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ICE CREAM FRANCHISEE’S CLAIMS AGAINST FRANCHISOR BARRED BY ONE-YEAR CONTRACTUAL STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS PERIOD IN FRANCHISE AGREEMENT

Scott Krumholz v. AJA, LLC and Emack & Bolio (January 13, 2010) All of the claims brought by the Emack & Bolio’s ice cream franchisees against a franchisor were time-barred by the one-year contractual limitations clause in the parties’ franchise agreement. The franchisees filed their complaint against the franchisor on December 24, 2007. The franchisees …

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Senate Bill S.2920 SBA Reauthorization and Improvement Act of 2008

This information was submitted by Barbara Arena of CIT Small Business Lending. Senate bill S.2920 is to authorize and improve the financing and entrepreneurial development programs of the Small Business Administration, and for other programs was introduced in April and added to the congressional calendar, where is sits…  Contact your Congressional representative to get this …

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