Work in Franchises: Searching for Solutions at the Regulatory Frontier

Centre Member: Tess Hardy
Type of Grant: Discovery Early Career Researcher Award

The recent underpayment scandals that have engulfed 7-Eleven, Domino’s Pizza and other well-known franchises have generated significant public concern and substantial law reform. This project will combine comparative doctrinal analysis of labour and competition and consumer laws, with mixed methods research, to examine the effectiveness of regulatory frameworks and initiatives designed to enhance and ensure work-related rights and responsibilities within franchise systems. This innovative, legally grounded approach will provide a coherent, principled platform for regulating key risks that arise in franchises, and other novel business networks.