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7-Eleven Changes the Rules for Franchisees to Take Part in California Sales Tax Deferment Program

This post originally appeared on The Franchise Owners of Greater Los Angeles website. At a time of unprecedented loss and fear among small businesses, the State of California has made a valuable offer to business owners: you can defer the sales tax you owe and pay it off over 12 months. The new relief effort […]

Emerging From This Crisis Requires Real Corporate Support

As the calendar turns to May, and the global pandemic moves into its third month, it is increasingly clear that SEI wants things to return to normal. But lower customer counts and smaller profits cannot be considered normal. 7-Eleven franchisees are worried about safety and they’re worried about whether they can recover from the hit […]

7-Eleven Franchisees Seek Greater Support from Corporation

Death of a 7-Eleven Franchisee from COVID-19 Highlights Concerns San Antonio, TX, April 16, 2020 – The National Coalition of Associations of 7-Eleven Franchisees (NCASEF) is expressing its sincere condolences to the family of a New Jersey 7-Eleven franchise owner who has died from coronavirus. The franchisee had been in the 7-Eleven system for several […]

Let’s Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, But Don’t Let SEI Off The Hook

By Jay Singh, Chairman, NCASEF, President, San Antonio FOA The coronavirus has changed the world as we know it. COVID-19, the illness caused by the virus, is wreaking havoc on the lives of franchisees, our families, our employees, our customers, our vendors and SEI. We have all been through some hard times lately, and we […]

Is SEI Sowing Discord In The Franchisee Community?

By Michael Jorgensen, executive vice chairman, NCASEF The last year has been a particularly difficult one for franchisees. We now have a contract, the 2019 Agreement, where SEI has squeezed just about every nickel and dime that they can from us, and many franchisees felt coerced into signing it rather than give up their stores […]

COVID-19 Pandemic-Related Insurance Coverages

ERIC H. KARP, ESQ., GENERAL COUNSEL TO NCASEF The COVID-19 pandemic has created a wide range of issues and challenges for franchisees. The National Coalition received a large number of questions from franchisees regarding whether their insurance coverage will help them as well as their employees in the context of the pandemic. In order to […]

COVID-19 In New York – The Unimaginable

By Arnold Hauptman, General Counsel, UFOLI New York As if 7-Eleven franchisees did not have enough financial problems, along comes the coronavirus (COVID-19), which blanketed our county with New York City and its surrounding suburbs being the U.S. epicenter of the pandemic as of this writing. To put things in perspective, almost 1,000 people died […]

Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic: NCASEF Educational Webinars for Franchisees

By Rob Bernstein, Esq., Partner, Laner Muchin, Ltd. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a far-reaching impact on businesses throughout the United States. Employers are grappling with how to best respond to this pandemic in a way that makes sense from health, safety, and business standpoints. On March 31, April 2 and April 7, 2020, as […]

7-Eleven Franchisee Misclassification Case: Update on AB 5

By Jaspreet Dhillon, NCASEF Treasurer, President, Franchise Owners Association of Greater Los Angeles California lawmakers passed bill AB 5, Worker Status: Employees and Independent Contractors, on September 11, 2019. Governor Gavin Newsom signed the bill into law on September 18, 2019, and it went into effect in California on January 1, 2020. It affects employers […]

Emergency Planning and Pandemic Response for your Employees and Customers

John Harp, CSP, ARM—Risk Engineering Consultant, MSIG Insurance Group At this time, the COVID-19 pandemic should be winding down and we are hopefully getting closer to our previous way of life. With this event, the experts agree there will be a new normal when it comes to infection control, sanitation, and expectations of proper precautions […]