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Ultra Tune’s excuse for missing appeal deadline doesn’t wash, ACCC tells court
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-05-07 9:07 pm By Amelia Birnie

The consumer regulator wants a court to throw out Ultra Tune’s appeal of a $2.6 million penalty, after the national car repair franchise filed its […]

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ANZ settles class actions by 7-Eleven franchisees
Class Actions 2019-04-15 10:02 pm By Cat Fredenburgh

ANZ has reached an in-principle settlement in two class actions alleging it breached its responsible lending obligations by providing loans to purchasers of 7-Eleven franchises […]

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Former bubble tea franchisee in hot water over alleged underpayments
Employment 2019-04-04 10:48 am By Miklos Bolza

The Fair Work Ombudsman has commenced legal proceedings against a former Chatime franchisee for allegedly underpaying 17 employees over $46,000 at its Sydney CBD store. […]

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Ultra Tune to fight $2.6M fine for misleading franchisee, fabricating evidence
Competition & Consumer Protection 2019-03-27 3:00 pm By Christine Caulfield

Ultra Tune is challenging a court ruling that socked it with a $2.6 million penalty in a case brought by the Australian Competition and Consumer […]

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PappaRich franchise operator accused of underpaying workers $74,000
Employment 2019-03-22 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 2019-03-14 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 2019-02-27 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 2019-02-18 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 2019-02-11 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 2019-02-07 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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