Employment Law Updates

This Employment Law Update was furnished by Masterman, Culbert & Tully LLP, One Lewis Wharf, Boston 02110, (617) 722-8100, www.mctlaw.com and addresses a range of issues from statutory amendments to recent cases to help keep you informed of relevant changes in the employment law field and to assist you in managing your workforce. DDIFO Members read more….

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Concern grows over Arizona immigration law

Nation’s Restaurant News reports thet Arizona’s strict anti-illegal immigration legislation that was signed into law last month has provoked a growing number of boycotts and concerns among hospitality operators in the state.

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Starbucks Mounts Major Grocery Push

Kevin Helliker of the Wall Street Journal reports that in the days ahead, a clue to the long-range growth strategy of Starbucks Corp. will become apparent, though not at its vast chain of coffee shops. Instead look down the coffee aisle of your local grocer

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The Case for More, Not Less, Franchisee Protection

Current franchise laws and regulations do not go far enough to protect the interests of franchisees against often times overreaching franchisors according to an article published in Franchise Law Journal, Volume 29, Number 3, Winter 2010, by Lagarias & Boulter.

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Riding the Circuit Courts

Riding the Circuits is a new column at ddifo.mynewsitepreview.com that summarizes recent court cases and their relevance to Dunkin’ Donuts franchise owners. The following summaries were prepared by Attorney Jeffrey M. Goldstein, of Goldstein Counselors at Law, Leesburg, VA. DDIFO members read more….

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McDonald’s Wins with Beverages, Pushes Re-imaging

Christa Hoyland reports at QSR Web that McDonald’s beverage program is proving a sales driver for the brand, even as consumers remain focused on value, executives told investors on the company’s first quarter earnings call. The company will still promote value worldwide as it continues to push forward with its Plan to Win strategy, including an aggressive re-imaging program.

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McDonald’s wants to rewrap restaurants

Kathy Bergen rports in the Chicago Tribune reports that a McDonalds internal memo emphasizes cash incentives for updates consultant says chain wants to be like Starbucks. As McDonald’s Corp. moves more deeply into the cafe world of lattes, frappes and smoothies, the Oak Brook-based hamburger chain is attempting to speed up the remake of its U.S. restaurants into cozier places to linger and spend money, according to an outside expert.

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