Southwest Ohio Franchise Business Network Breakfast Briefing – Dayton

Date: November 10, 2016

Time: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. EST

Contact: Ellen Geron, 937.443.6835 -

Joint Employer & Other Employment Issues for Franchise Systems

The federal government has recently increased its regulation of the employer/employee relationship in areas of particular concern to franchise systems, including changes in the overtime rules that are likely to result in more employees being classified as eligible for overtime pay and in the joint employer area. If a franchisor is treated as a joint employer of the employees of its franchisee, it may be considered responsible for violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act for underpayment of required compensation; in addition, joint employer treatment may make the franchise system subject to unionization on a system-wide basis.

Debbie Brenneman will discuss the new regulations and what actions franchisors and franchisees should consider taking in order to comply with the regulations and to avoid being treated as joint employers. Harry Loyle will facilitate a discussion among the attendees about what their systems are doing (or should be doing) to deal with these issues.

We hope you will be able to join us, and we encourage you to invite other franchisees, franchisors or those interested in learning more about franchising to attend.


8:00 - 8:30 a.m.
Registration, networking and continental breakfast

8:30 - 8:45 a.m.
Welcome & Introductions:
Barry M. Block, Partner, Thompson Hine LLP

8:45 - 9:25 a.m.
Joint Employer & Other Employment Issues for Franchise Systems:
Deborah S. Brenneman, Thompson Hine LLP

9:25 - 9:50 a.m.
Group Discussion:
Facilitator Harry D. Loyle, Managing Director, Cybeck Capital Partners

9:50 - 10:00 a.m.
Wrap-Up and Adjourn

Attendance is complimentary, but please register online to guarantee your seat.