Seminar Number

8496

 

Early
Registration Fee:

$120
(Full Program)

$40
(4:30-5:30 Session Only)

On-Site
Registration Fee:

$140
(Full Program)

$60
(4:30-5:30 Session Only)

 

ADVANCED TOPICS IN FRANCHISING AND DISTRIBUTION

FEBRUARY 19, 2014

State Bar of Georgia Headquarters
104 Marietta St. NW • Atlanta

CLE Hours:
Full Program - 3 CLE Hours including 1 Professionalism Hour

4:30-5:30 Session - 1 CLE Hour including 1 Professionalism Hour

Co-Sponsor:
Franchise and Distribution Law Section, State Bar of Georgia

Presiding:
Melissa A. Rothring, Program Chair; Vice Chair, Franchise & Distribution Law Section, State Bar of Georgia; General Counsel, Huddle House, Inc., Atlanta

1:30

Registration
(All attendees must check in upon arrival. A jacket or sweater is recommended.)

2:00

Welcome and introduction
Melissa A. Rothring

2:05

Critical Privacy and Information Security Loss Prevention for the Franchisor and Large Franchisee

  • The FTC’s new message of franchisor accountability
  • How to protect yourself against security-related fraud cost transfers and fines
  • How to deal with privacy at the store level

Jonathan A. “Jon” Neiditz, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP, Atlanta
Jason S. Adler, Cellairis Franchise, Inc., Alpharetta

3:05

BREAK

3:15

Franchisor Employer Issues

  • Can the government convert your franchisees into your employees?
  • What tests are used to make a determination of employee status?
  • Why the standard employment tests don’t fit the franchise model
  • What can you do to minimize the risk of employment status?

Kathryn A. Rookes, Premium Franchise Brands, LLC, Alpharetta
Jeffrey M. Rosin, Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP, Boston, MA

4:15

BREAK

4:30

professionalism
Ronald T. “Ron” Coleman, Parker, Hudson, Rainer & Dobbs LLP, Atlanta

5:30
franchise bar reception
The Glenn Hotel