21 Sep Massachusetts Coverall Court Ruling: A Warning to Franchisors
The Massachusetts Supreme Court announced its decision in the case of Awuah v. Coverall North America, Inc. As a result of this ruling misclassifying workers as franchisees in Massachusetts could be very costly to franchisors. This important alert from Nixon Peabody provides a detailed summary of this important decision. Franchisors that currently operate in Massachusetts who bill customers and collect revenues on behalf of their franchisees and advance or submit payments to their franchisees, should be in touch with franchise counsel. Read the complete article and obtain the opinion.
Ed Teixeira is the founder and President of FranchiseKnowHow, LLC, a franchise-consulting firm. Ed has worked in the franchise industry for thirty years. He has served as a corporate executive for firms in the retail, manufacturing, healthcare and technology industries.