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7-Eleven’s $98m class action settlement: massive payout revealed


Convenience chain 7-Eleven is to pay $98m in a settlement of a franchisee class action, according to Lawyerly. The revelation of the massive cost to the retailer comes a few

Should you introduce mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations at work?


Should you insist employees are vaccinated? Can franchisors require franchisees to make a Covid-19 jab the path to employment? The news that manufacturer SPC has taken the step of making

McDonald’s franchisee sued by SDA union


A McDonald’s franchisee is being taken to court by the South Australian Branch of the fast food workers’ union SDA, for allegedly not allowing workers to take paid rest and drink

Freedom Foods case highlights difference between a licence agreement and franchise agreement


A recent legal case has highlighted the distinction between intellectual property licence agreements and franchise agreements. Eaglegate Lawyers reports a legal stoush over almond milk has shone a light on the

Geowash franchise appeal dismissed


The Geowash franchise appeal by former car wash director Sanam Ali and former franchising manager Charles Cameron has been dismissed. The pair were appealing against a Federal Court decision they knowingly

FCA and ASBFEO welcome latest franchise reforms


The Franchise Council of Australia and the Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman have welcomed the Franchising Code of Conduct reforms announced by the Federal Government. The Code amendments

Jump Swim’s former franchisor fined $23m for misleading behaviour


Jump Swim’s founding franchisor Jump Loops Pty Ltd, which is in liquidation, has been penalised $23 million for making false or misleading representations and wrongly accepting payments from franchisees. Ian Campbell,

Franchise reform: where is it all heading in 2021?


The long-running issue of franchise reform is still in the works as we head into 2021. So what can we expect? Let’s recap what we know. On 4 March 2019 the

Former IGA franchisee faces legal action


A former IGA franchisee faces legal action in the Federal Circuit Court over alleged non-compliance with workplace laws. The Fair Work Ombudsman alleges S & L Lenz Pty Ltd, the former franchisee

RFG will face court over alleged unconscionable conduct


The ACCC is taking Retail Food Group to federal court over “unconscionable and misleading conduct” toward its own franchisees. The consumer group alleges RFG made false representations in its dealings