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      Adviser: Rob Gilmore

      Save Local Businesses Act proposes answers to employment uncertainties

      Imagine a franchise sandwich shop located here in Cleveland that employs a dozen workers. Though it's part of a franchise, the restaurant is independently owned, pays its workers directly and manages their day-to-day supervision. And yet those same employees have to adhere to an employment manual created by the franchise corporation that dictates workplace behavior, dress code and job training. So who do these employees work for? The franchise corporation? Or the local franchisee?