What are the implications of the UK's decision to leave the EU for franchisees and franchisors? The short answer is that there will be no immediate contractual consequences, but here we take a look at 5 key things to consider in relation to Brexit and franchising.
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Zero Hours contracts, while not new, are now firmly under the political and media spotlight. Employers, such as Sports Direct, JD Wetherspoons and McDonalds, are being 'named and shamed' in the press for their use of this practice. These contracts are traditionally used in the retail sector where staff demands often fluctuate.
In the modern labour market and economic climate, internships have become popular. Individuals can gain valuable experience which can give them the edge with future employers. But what are the pitfalls for businesses tapping into this talent pool? Often interns may be employees or workers, in which case they will benefit from certain rights and protections.
The Government proposes to extend the right to request flexible working to all employees. This right had been expected to come into force in April 2014 but BIS has recently confirmed that it will be no longer possible to implement on that date and the Government will look to implement at "an appropriate date as soon as possible this year".