Getting up to speed on franchise law


 The Antitrust, Franchising & Trade Regulation Section of the State Bar of Michigans Franchise Practitioners Group recently hosted a complimentary educational session, “Franchise Law Update 2014: Labor & Employment.”  The event was held at the offices of Jaffe, Raitt, Heuer & Weiss PC in Southfield.  Among those taking part in the session were (left to right) Ron Sollish of Maddin, Hauser, Roth, & Heller PC; Robert Grabowski; Derek McLeod of Jaffe Raitt; Moe Shrikian, vice president and general counsel of Hungry Howies; Rebecca Turner of Maddin Hauser; guest speaker Dean Heyl, vice president for state government relations, public policy, and tax for the International Franchise Association, Washington, D.C.; David Steinberg of David L. Steinberg PC; Brian Witus of Jaffe Raitt; and Gary Remer of Maddin Hauser. “While the franchise industry continues to grow, it faces important changes and challenges on the labor and employment front that could greatly impact franchisors, franchisees and franchise systems,” said Derek McLeod, chairperson of the Antitrust, Franchising, & Trade Regulation Section. He said the speakers addressed “timely and relevant matters that will help franchisors and franchisees navigate the issues currently under debate in the state legislatures, in the courts and in the public arena.”


Photo by John Meiu