Lawsuit May Test McDonald’s ‘Joint-Employer’ Franchise Designation

A new wrongful-termination lawsuit brought by 10 former McDonald’s workers in Virginia may test last year’s efforts by the National Labor Relations Board to classify McDonald’s corporate entity as a “joint employer” responsible for its franchisee’s local operations. One former NLRB Continue reading

Feds Push on Franchise Model as NLRB Proceeds with McDonald’s Joint Employer Complaints

The National Labor Relations Board has followed through on its warning to McDonald’s, and has named McDonald’s a “joint employer” as it issued unfair labor practice complaints in 43 cases against McDonald’s franchisees and their franchisor, McDonald’s USA, LLC. In Continue reading

Franchise Industry Asks NLRB To Disclose Its Joint-Employer Reasoning

The International Franchise Association says it has asked the National Labor Relations Board to disclose how it concluded that franchisors could be considered joint employers in labor disputes at local franchise locations. An NLRB memo earlier this year warned McDonald’s that it Continue reading