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For more than a decade, researchers at The SOC have produced different resources including surveys of workers and consumers and in-depth reports.
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Reports and Policy Briefs
Analysis of 2019/2020 contract terms of 14 leading franchise systems

Appendix B:  This appendix details the requesters’ review of the contract terms of 14 leading franchise systems, which document the prevalence of one-sided provisions favoring franchisors across the systems. Below, there is excerpted contract language for each of the key contract provisions discussed in Section III of the Request for Investigation for each system that…

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Petition for Investigation of the Franchise Industry

Submitted to the FTC by Service Employees International Union. The Service Employees International Union (the “petitioner”) hereby petitions the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) to investigate the franchise industry to determine the existence and extent of abusive and predatory practices by franchisors toward franchisees. The petitioner requests that the FTC issue an order pursuant to FTC…

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