Qué es una Franquicia

A pesar de que los franquiciantes continuamente  promueven las franquicias como la oportunidad de tener un negocio propio, la realidad es otra.  Entonces, ¿Qué es una franquicia? La respuesta de qué es una franquicia es esta- La relación de franquicia es una relación contractual temporera para establecer y operar un negocio según una serie de reglas[…]

Destroyed evidence haunts employer’s defense

Federal regulations require that employers keep all personnel or employment records for one year. Thus, if an employee is involuntarily terminated, his/her personnel records must be retained for one year from the date of termination.  Furthermore, when the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) notifies an employer of a charge of discrimination, the company has the[…]

Puerto Rico Dealers, Distributors and Sales Reps Protected by Acts 75 and 21

Robert A. Fleming- Business Attorney Puerto Rico Businesses including franchises wishing to market their products in Puerto Rico must be aware of two important laws that regulate the commercial relationship between a principal and a distributor.  These are Puerto Rico Dealers Act Law 75 and Law 21.  The laws were enacted to protect Puerto Rico[…]

Confronting Bad Worker Attitude

If you are a boss that relies on disciplinary memos to improve employees’ attitudes or performance you should know by now, it rarely works.  Written warnings are often crafted too late when the supervisor no longer wants to deal with the employee.  Fearing legal issues, you begin crafting memos to reprimand the employee on every[…]