This week franchisors will be liable for franchisee employees – the Fair Work Act amendments are enforceable from October 28, 2017.
As the NSW Business Chamber points out, there are several franchise-related roles which will be impacted by the changes:
- franchisors and holding compamies
- a franchisor’s HR manager
- unrelated entities such as accountancy firms have accessorial liabilities
Significant penalties can be handed out in cases where the parties are considered to have had knowledge of and a degree of influence or control over the affairs of a franchisee.
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