The Franchise Fraud

Author: Robert L. Purvin
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781419688621
Format: PDF
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Critical evaluation of the franchising industry and community, exposing long held myths and advocating the organization of strong franchisee associations with the negotiating leverage to achieve a balance of obligations and benefits for franchisors and franchisees.

Legal Guide for Starting Running a Small Business

Author: Fred S. Steingold
Publisher: Nolo
ISBN: 141332407X
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This book is for current and aspiring entrepreneurs, as well as managers and other key small business employees, who want a practical and comprehensive guide to business laws without paying a fortune in legal fees. The book helps owners and managers successfully start and run a small business, from raising startup money to protecting personal assets to negotiating leases and contracts.

Franchisees as Consumers

Author: Jenny Buchan
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461456142
Format: PDF, ePub
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Franchising is an increasingly important global business model, but how well protected are franchisees –the people who operate and make any franchise system really work? In this book, the author explores the many different roles that franchisees play in modern business, and their importance to the success of every franchise arrangement. As well as providing a comprehensive overview and analysis of the legal context of modern franchising relationships, and the different measures taken to deal with franchisee concerns, the author examines the “weak links” in contemporary franchising – the areas where franchisees are rarely appropriately protected. Despite all the rhetoric, franchisees remain awkwardly accommodated within the law, and they are in need of attention through improved consumer protection, corporate governance, and business insolvency/bankruptcy laws. Franchisees As Consumers examines why franchisees remain more vulnerable under the law than employees and suppliers, and what can be done about it.

Encyclopedia of White Collar and Corporate Crime

Author: Lawrence M. Salinger
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506332773
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Since the first edition of the Encyclopedia of White Collar and Corporate Crime was produced in 2004, the number and severity of these crimes have risen to the level of calamity, so much so that many experts attribute the near-Depression of 2008 to white-collar malfeasance, namely crimes of greed and excess by bankers and financial institutions. Whether the perpetrators were prosecuted or not, white-collar and corporate crime came near to collapsing the U.S. economy. In the 7 years since the first edition was produced we have also seen the largest Ponzi scheme in history (Maddoff), an ecological disaster caused by British Petroleum and its subcontractors (Gulf Oil Spill), and U.S. Defense Department contractors operating like vigilantes in Iraq (Blackwater). White-collar criminals have been busy, and the Second Edition of this encyclopedia captures what has been going on in the news and behind the scenes with new articles and updates to past articles.

Franchise Desk Book

Author: W. Michael Garner
Publisher: American Bar Association
ISBN: 9781570739729
Format: PDF
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Franchise Desk Book is your primary reference to the text of generally applicable franchise registration, disclosure and relationship statutes and accompanying regulations. You'll benefit from the expert commentary on franchise statutes and cases that provide you with a look behind the scenes with respect to the covered state's laws. In addition, this manual includes annotations of reported and unreported cases that are arranged and keyed to topics that franchise lawyers need and can understand, such as franchise fees, exemptions from registration and more. The unique annotation system that is designed specially for franchise lawyers will allow you to put your finger on cases that focus upon the issues that matter most.