March 16, 2016--The recent joint-employer ruling by the National Labor Relations Board threatens disruption to the franchise model. Here are some insurance-related issues to consider that can address joint-employer and employment practices issues.
Nov. 20, 2015--Many franchisors struggle figuring out what insurance requirements they need and, once they are written, enforcing them. Obviously there’s nothing to enforce until requirements are drafted. Here are five key things to consider.
Jan. 28, 2015--There are multiple risks that are unique and inherent to franchisors and franchisees as a result of the business model. Franchisors would be well advised to recognize that, and put a plan in place to reduce vicarious liability.
June 18, 2014--Small businesses face increasing exposure from data privacy risks and, ultimately, entire franchise brands are exposed. If customer data is compromised at one location, the public is likely to believe it is system-wide problem.
May 13, 2014--Franchisor’s E&O insurance provides protection from alleged errors, omissions or negligence in a franchisor's professional services to the franchisees. Here are some best practices to reduce the likelihood of a Franchisor’s E&O claim.
Nov. 27, 2013--One of the growing challenges facing franchisors and franchisees today is the threat to their brand and reputation from lawsuits, claims and incidents that happen involving other franchise locations.
Oct. 2, 2013--Franchisors often use a merchant processor for credit card transactions. With no credit card information on file, they don't have an exposure from card usage. But this does not eliminate all exposure for a franchise system.