McDonald's named in labor dispute

McDonald's named in labor dispute

Result of labor dispute could set precedent for companies using franchise business model.

MCDONALD'S Corp. could be held jointly liable for labor and wage violations by its franchise operations, according to a recent ruling by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

An NLRB investigation was prompted by a multitude of complaints by fast-food employees claiming unfair labor practices. Since 2012, 181 cases have involved McDonald's and its franchisees. In the 43 cases that were found to have merit, McDonald's will be named as a respond

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