Baker Donelson To Host Spring 2015 Meeting Of International Franchise Association's Franchise Business Network

NEW ORLEANS – The law firm of Baker Donelson will host the Spring 2015 Meeting of the International Franchise Association's Franchise Business Network on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at Baker Donelson, 201 St. Charles Ave., Suite 3600, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

         “Navigating Your Course in the Changing World of Franchise HR,” will share insights on efforts to educate the public on the impact of recent regulatory actions, including how to navigate the treacherous waters surrounding human resources issues in franchising in light of recent NLRB and Department of Labor positions regarding joint employer status and franchisor responsibility for franchisee HR functions. You will also hear how and when outsourcing might present an alternative strategy for franchise employers in light of those rulings.

         Baker Donelson hosts this quarterly networking event to bring franchisors, franchisees and industry suppliers together for substantive programming and conversation on the latest business and legislative developments in the franchise world.

         Presenters will feature:


• Joel R. Buckberg (moderator), Shareholder, Baker Donelson

• Alfredo Ortiz, President and Chief Operating Officer, Job Creators Network

• Melva Tate, Principal, Tate & Associates, LLC

• Jenna Bedsole, Shareholder and Chair of Baker Donelson's Labor & Employment Practice Group


         The program and lunch are complimentary, and an open forum for questions and discussion will follow the presentations, which will also be presented via video conference in the Birmingham, Knoxville, Memphis and Nashville Baker Donelson offices.

         Baker Donelson gives clients access to a team of more than 650 attorneys and public policy advisors representing more than 30 practice areas to serve a wide range of legal needs. Clients receive knowledgeable guidance from experienced, multi-disciplined industry and client service teams, all seamlessly connected across 19 offices in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Washington, D.C. Ranked as the 68th largest law firm in the U.S., Baker Donelson is recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the "100 Best Companies to Work For."

         To register




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