Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner Franchise Partner Jonathan Solish has recently authored or contributed to articles in multiple publications regarding California’s new Assembly Bill 5, or AB-5, which may disrupt many franchised businesses. Please click the links below to access full-length articles written by Solish and members of BCLP’s Franchise Practice Group on AB-5; subscription may be needed.

Forbes (9/11/19)
https://www.forbes.com/sites/tonymarks/2019/09/11/how-do-you-spell-trouble-california-ab-5/

JDSupra (9/12/19)
https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/new-california-law-disrupts-franchise-90360/

The Recorder (law.com) (9/24/19)
https://www.law.com/therecorder/2019/09/24/ab-5-opens-up-damages-claims-that-go-far-beyond-the-mere-codification-of-dynamex/

National Law Review (9/26/19)
https://www.natlawreview.com/article/dark-day-franchising-ninth-circuit-reinstates-its-misguided-vazquez-decision

Franchising.com(10/2/19)
https://www.franchising.com/articles/new_california_law_likely_to_disrupt_longestablished_franchise_relationship.html

The Recorder (law.com) (10/4/19)
https://www.law.com/therecorder/2019/10/04/a-week-after-one-ninth-circuit-panel-threatens-the-franchising-model-another-redeems-it/

Law360 (10/9/19)
https://www.law360.com/articles/1204065

Bloomberg Law (10/28/19)
https://news.bloomberglaw.com/corporate-law/insight-california-franchisors-need-to-minimize-risk-before-employee-storm-hits

This document provides a general summary and is for information/educational purposes only. It is not intended to be comprehensive, nor does it constitute legal advice. Specific legal advice should always be sought before taking or refraining from taking any action.