Legal and Employment

When buying a franchise what business structure will you use? Your franchise business structure needs to be carefully planned and customised to your needs. You will also need to gain a good understanding of the NZ employment hiring process and consumer law that governs your franchise. In NZ your employees will be covered by the Employment Relations Act (2000) and other legislation, what will this mean for your franchise?

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    When buying a franchise you will be expected to sign a Franchise Agreement - but what will you be agreeing to? Vanessa Cathie a franchise specialist at Asco Legal, Auckland, explains. Franchising can seem like the safe option for budding entrepreneurs but it can also contain some pitfalls...

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