McDonald’s Faces Wages Lawsuit in Wake of New Labor Laws on the Horizon

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We all know about the infamous lawsuit against McDonald’s about the hot coffee. Well now, the chain has a new lawsuit on it’s hands; this one regarding employee wages. It is no secret fast food employees have been demanding better pay and fighting for an increase in minimum wage. Now, one franchise owner in California is facing a federal lawsuit claiming he cheated his employees out of wages and overtime. The employees are claiming the franchise owner violated labor laws by not paying them minimum wage, failing to pay overtime, and incorrectly recording time cards. McDonald’s has agreed to settle the case for $3.75 million. However, this case is bringing a different subject to light besides the unlawful treatment of employees. By McDonalds settling the case, they are perhaps taking some responsibility for the conditions in which the franchise runs. A separate case has also emerged with the National Labor Relations Board arguing that McDonalds should be considered a joint employer. To read more about the case click here .

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