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Franchisor: Adverse Ruling Could ‘Decimate’ Pennsylvania Franchise Model, Cost Jobs

(August 12, 2016, 10:27 AM EDT) -- HARRISBURG, Pa. — A finding that a franchisor could be the statutory employer of a franchisee’s employees “would decimate the franchisor/franchisee business model in this Commonwealth and put thousands of jobs in jeopardy,” a restaurant franchisor argues in a July 13 brief to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court in a case where the high court is asked to decide whether a franchisor may be subject to liability as a statutory employer under state workers’ compensation law (Saladworks LLC, et al. v. Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board, et al.,...
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