SJC case could upend franchise laws

7-Eleven franchisees want to be treated like employees

QUESTIONS ABOUT how to classify workers have been lingering for years over industries as diverse as ride-hailing and construction. Now, add franchise convenience stores to the list.  The Supreme Judicial Court will hear arguments Wednesday in a case that could upend the way state labor laws apply to franchise business owners.   Franchises are a big(...)

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