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Court dismisses class action, rejecting claim that 7-Eleven's franchisees are employees

Overview

For several years now, franchisors have been rightfully concerned with the risks associated with joint employment claims and the proliferation of cases asserting such claims. This concern, however, has overshadowed the risks presented by another employment-based claim: that franchisees are actually employees and have been misclassified as independent contractors.

 

This case study looks at a recent lawsuit which indicates that this is not the case.