Critical Franchise Issues: Current Rescission, Lease, Employment and Litigation Concerns

Event Information


April 3, 2020


12:00 PM - 1:30 PM


Ontario Bar Association

Delivery Method



Our current situation has caused an unprecedented disruption to Canadian franchise businesses. Franchisors and franchisees are scrambling to address a multitude of issues arising from the outbreak and the resulting business closures, including significant legal issues affecting employees, franchisor-franchisee relations, supplier relations, landlord-tenant situations, and customer contracts and interactions. Our expert faculty will help you to navigate these uncharted waters by focusing on:

  • The new regulatory environment involving federal, provincial, and local business closure and travel restrictions
  • Litigation and limitation issues in light of the Ontario court shut down
  • Keys to managing franchise relationships and contractual obligations in light of drastic business environment changes
  • Disclosure obligations and updates
  • Force majeure clauses and their application
  • Changes to employment laws and obligations for both franchisors and franchisees
  • Key landlord and tenant issues
  • What franchisees face in this business environment
  • Insurance coverage issues both for franchisors and franchisees

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