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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 […]

It’s Time To Grow FOA And National Coalition Membership

BY JAY SINGH, CHAIRMAN, NCASEF, PRESIDENT, SAN ANTONIO FOA Thirteen years ago, when I began working with the National Coalition as an FOA president, I was amazed that one convenience store company could have as many as 3,688 stores. Little did I know that number would climb to 7,808 franchised stores plus 738 corporate stores […]

Serve, Lead, Do What’s Right. Controlling vs. Motivating

BY MICHAEL JORGENSEN, EXECUTIVE VICE CHAIRMAN, NCASEF “It’s called servant leadership. Serve, lead, do what’s right. Invert the pyramid—put the customer first, followed by strategy. Then take all your infrastructure and put it to use to meet customers’ needs.” Ten years ago, on May 13, 2010, 7-Eleven CEO Joe DePinto made these remarks to a […]

As Seven Eleven Japan Goes…?

ERIC H. KARP, ESQ., GENERAL COUNSEL TO NCASEF There’s a famous saying in American politics: “As Maine goes, so goes the nation.” This phrase originated from the fact that, between 1820 and 1958, Maine held its statewide and congressional elections in September rather than in November, in part because of frigid weather. It thus became […]