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


McDonaldsA 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 member has said that the NRLB’s “joint employer” designation was bound to spark such lawsuits but said courts aren’t required to follow it – Read more in the Wall Street Journal Law blog


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