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PappaRich franchise operator accused of underpaying workers $74,000
Employment March 22, 2019 11:39 pm By Christine Caulfield

A PappaRich franchise operator is facing legal action by the Fair Work Ombudsman for allegedly underpaying 154 workers at three of the Malaysian food chain’s […]

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Retail Food Group slammed as ‘particularly unjust’ in damning franchise report
Franchise March 14, 2019 11:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

A parliamentary report released Thursday recommended major reform to the $170 billion franchise industry and called on three government agencies to probe franchise giant Retail […]

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Westpac unit RAMS breached franchise agreement, court finds
Franchise February 27, 2019 6:11 pm By Miklos Bolza

Westpac-owned mortgage lender RAMS Financial Services breached a franchise agreement by failing to supply a Brisbane-based franchisee with information about nearby broker-originated customers, a judge […]

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Retail Food Group misled couple who lost $142K in Michel’s Patisserie franchisee, court finds
Franchise February 18, 2019 3:30 pm By Miklos Bolza

A judge has found franchisor Retail Food Group made false and misleading statements to a couple whose Michel’s Patisserie franchise ultimately lost over $142,000 due […]

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Geowash misled franchisees about car wash costs, court finds
Franchise February 11, 2019 4:44 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Car wash franchisor Geowash misled franchisees about how much revenue they could expect to earn per month and acted unconscionably in its charging practices, the […]

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Food franchisors to face ACCC scrutiny
Franchise February 7, 2019 7:36 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

Café, restaurant and take away food services franchisors, which have faced criticism and litigation for allegedly misleading franchisees, will now face heightened scrutiny from the […]

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Domino’s franchisee settles $6.1M case alleging false promises about pizza sales
Franchise January 24, 2019 3:21 pm By Miklos Bolza

A franchisee’s $6.1 million case against Domino’s Pizza accusing the fast food chain of misleading him about the sales he could expect from his two […]

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Ultra Tune slapped with $2.6M fine for misleading franchisees, deceiving court
Competition & Consumer Protection January 18, 2019 4:25 pm By Miklos Bolza

National car repair franchise Ultra Tune has been ordered to pay a $2.6 million penalty, with a judge finding the firm had not only breached […]

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Ex-Retail Food Group head can’t dodge franchise committee
Franchise November 23, 2018 10:55 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

The High Court has shot down a request by the former head of food franchisor Retail Food Group that it relieve him from having to […]

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Foodco calls for government-mandated legal advice for new franchisees
Franchise September 3, 2018 9:39 pm By Miklos Bolza

Foodco Group, the franchisor behind Muffin Break and Jamaica Blue, has called for a revised code of conduct that forces prospective franchisees to obtain legal […]

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