The joint employment arrangement: How changes in the law affect franchisor/franchisee and contractor relationships
Because government agencies, legislatures and courts have responded differently, legal departments should be aware of changes in the law that may affect common contracting arrangements, including the franchisor/franchisee relationship.
It should come as no surprise that the Rule 34 analysis is a highly factual one, with a focus on the relationship between the company and the third party. Here are some indicia a court might consider.
Defenses for premises owners: There are important limitations on the ability of an independent contractor to sue a premises owner.
Taking the time to address data breach concerns before a contract is signed can pay big dividends should a breach involving the vendor take place.