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Sep 28, 2020

Enforceability of Releases In the Franchise Context - Revisited

In a previous blog, we examined the interplay between releases in the franchise context and Section 11 of the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclos...

Sep 25, 2020

Amendments to Ontario’s Franchise Laws Provide Some Utility to Franchisors

On September 1, 2020 long awaited amendments to the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 (the “Act”) and its General Regulat...

Nov 14, 2016

Raibex Decision: Franchisors Must Reconsider Disclosure Practices When the Franchise Location is Unknown

Franchisors are strongly encouraged to consult with a franchise lawyer on how to best manage their disclosure obligations and risks before entering into franchise agreements when the location is not yet known.

Oct 10, 2016

Modernizing Ontario’s Franchise Law: New Methods for Delivery of Disclosure Documents

Recent amendments to the Regulations under Ontario's franchise-specific legislation now permit franchisors to deliver disclosure documents mandated by the Act electronically and by prepaid courier.

Jun 15, 2015

Ontario Court of Appeal: Not All Facts Are Material to Franchise Disclosure

A recent Ontario Court of Appeal decision has confirmed that only “material facts” must be included in a franchise disclosure document. Whether a fact is considered a “material fact” must be determined on a case-by-case-basis, with important implications for franchisors and franchisees alike.

Jun 8, 2015

Are Franchisees Entitled to Site-Specific Disclosure?

In Ontario, the Arthur Wishart Act (Franchise Disclosure), 2000 requires franchisors to give prospective franchisees a disclosure document—a significant amount of written, pre-sale information about the franchisor and its system.

Jun 8, 2015

Is Off-Duty Conduct an Employer’s Business?

Hydro One’s swift termination of an employee due to his harassing behaviour towards a television reporter at a soccer game has sparked much media attention and discussion.

Jun 8, 2015

The Enforceability of Releases in Franchise Agreements

Recent court decisions make it imperative that release provisions written into franchise agreements are carefully worded by an experienced franchise lawyer.

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