Federal Trade Commission Releases Agenda for Franchise Rule Virtual Workshop| site |

(November 3, 2020) - - Today, November 3, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published the following information:

The Federal Trade Commission has released the agenda for the Franchise Rule virtual workshop on November 10.

The event will explore a number of issues related to the Franchise Rule, and the comments received in response to the FTC’s request for comment about the Rule last year. The Rule is designed to ensure that consumers who are considering buying a franchise have key information they need to weigh the risks and benefits of that potential investment.

Andrew Smith, Director of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, will give introductory remarks to kick off the event and will be followed by Congressman Kevin Hern of Oklahoma, who will give an opening address. The three panel discussion will focus on representations that franchisors make about financial performance, the use of disclaimers, and the format of the disclosure document required by the Rule.

The workshop will take place online from 1 p.m. ET to 4:30 p.m. ET. A link to view the event will be posted on the event page prior to the start of the event. Registration is not required. It will be webcast live on the FTC’s website and live tweeted from the FTC’s Twitter page (@FTC) using the hashtag #FranchiseRuleFTC .

The Federal Trade Commission works to promote competition, and protect and educate consumers. You can learn more about consumer topics and file a consumer complaint online or by calling 1-877-FTC-HELP (382-4357).