FTC Seeks Public Comment on Franchisors Exerting Control Over Franchisees and Workers* Public urged to provide input on franchise agreements and franchisor business practices The Federal Trade Commission requests comment on franchise agreements and franchisor business practices, including how franchisors may exert control over franchisees and their workers. In a franchise relationship, franchisees typically pay a fee in exchange for a business format or system developed by a franchisor, the right to use the franchisor’s trademark for a specific number of years, and assistance. Owning a franchise, however, comes with defined costs, franchisor controls, and contract terms. The

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