Mealey's Labor & Employment - Franchisee Not Entitled To Another 'Bite At The Apple' In Employment Benefits Suit

Mealey's Labor & Employment - Franchisee Not Entitled To Another 'Bite At The Apple' In Employment Benefits Suit

BOSTON - The First Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals on Sept. 29 affirmed a federal district court's finding that under the principles of res judicata, it was bound by a Georgia court judgment in favor of a cleaning franchisor in a dispute over the unit franchisee's classification for the purposes of employment benefits, saying the franchisee has "already had his bite at the apple and is not entitled to yet another" (Giovani Depianti, et al. v. Jan-Pro Franchising International, Inc., No. 16-2256, 1st Cir., 2017 U.S. App. LEXIS 18890).

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