Big Brands Struggle To Help Franchisees Prepare For ACA

Law360, New York (December 18, 2013, 2:45 PM ET) -- Hemmed in by rules that call for clear separation between businesses, major hotel and restaurant brand companies are struggling to help franchisees prepare for the Affordable Care Act rollout. Left with few remedies, companies are focusing on offering educational resources and steering clear of multiunit franchise deals, experts say.

Heading into 2014 — a key record-keeping year that will help determine smaller businesses' responsibilities under the ACA — many franchisees in the hospitality industry are still unprepared for the rollout, several attorneys say. And the big brands...
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