AB 5, a labor law that the California Legislature enacted earlier this year, could create confusion and problems for the franchise industry, writes attorney Thomas O'Connell of Best Best & Krieger. "[B]ecause AB 5 does not account for how state and federal franchise law requires the franchise model to operate, there is a risk that franchisees and their employees could be misconstrued as employees of the franchisor corporation," O'Connell writes.
Opinion: Calif. labor law creates confusion for franchises
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