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McDonald’s staff class action claims failure to provide 10-minute rest breaks is systemic


McDonald’s is facing a class action over the company’s alleged failure to provide its employees with paid 10-minute rest breaks. The McDonald’s staff class action filed in the Federal Court by Shine Lawyers

Holden Australia’s behaviour to dealers a lesson for franchisors, says ACCC chair


ACCC Chair Rod Sims has cautioned franchisors to avoid the behaviour shown by Holden towards its Australian dealers just before and after the company’s withdrawal from the Australian market. “The way Holden withdrew from

Gyoza Gyoza franchisee fined $78,220


A Gyoza Gyoza franchisee has to pay a $78,220.80 fine after a court found the restaurant operator had deliberately breached the Fair Work Act and misled the Fair Work Ombudsman. Acting

RFG denies Michel’s Patisserie class action allegations


Frozen cakes are back in the spotlight as RFG denies allegations made by a former Michel’s Patisserie franchisee in a class action before Federal Court. A statement from the multi-brand franchisor

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