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Exclusive Q&A: Erik Wulff on the Cuba Policy Shift

Franchise Times spoke with Legal Eagle Erik Wulff, lawyer and partner with DLA Piper, Washington DC, for his take on the significance of last week's historic Cuban announcement.
December 22, 2014, 2:19 pm

NLRB: McDonald’s Joint Employer of Franchise Employees

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel on December 19 cemented its plan to hold McDonald’s liable as a joint employer.
December 22, 2014, 1:21 pm

Q&A: IHG’s Acquisition of Kimpton Hotels & Restaurants

InterContinental Hotels Group, the world’s largest hotel operator in terms of number of rooms, purchased Kimpton to create the world’s largest boutique hotel group.
December 18, 2014, 4:17 pm

Cuba: Land of Opportunity?

A possible end to the Cuba embargo could be one of the biggest North American business stories of the decade, and franchisors could a primary beneficiary.
December 18, 2014, 4:14 pm

Labor Shortages On the Horizon?

Thanks to a healthy economy, auto repair shops, manufacturers, restaurants and retailers are finding it increasingly difficult to find high quality workers to fill open positions.
December 18, 2014, 4:13 pm

RadioShack Again Warns of Bankruptcy in Amended Report

The holiday season looks ugly at RadioShack, causing the electronics retailer to file an amended annual report again warning it may be heading to bankruptcy court.
December 16, 2014, 12:58 pm

The Social Science Behind Office Holiday Parties

Our Exit Interview reporter gives cutting-edge advice on the pros and cons of bad behavior at office holiday parties.
December 16, 2014, 11:07 am

Financier Looks Beyond Legacy Brands for Lending Candidates

Even the largest players in franchise finance are looking beyond the tried-and-true brands as potential funding candidates, says Cristin O'Hara, who heads the restaurant finance group for Bank of America Merrill Lynch in Boston.
December 15, 2014, 9:00 am
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