McDonald's squares off against U.S. labor board in trial

March 11th, 2016 by admin Leave a reply »

McDonald's squares off against U.S. labor board in trial

Protesters demonstrate in front of a McDonald's restaurant in New York CityBy Karen Freifeld NEW YORK (Reuters) – A highly anticipated trial over whether McDonald’s could be on the hook for its franchisees’ alleged retaliation against employees who participated in fast-food worker protests across the United States began on Thursday. At issue is whether McDonald’s USA, a unit of Illinois-based McDonald’s Corp , is a “joint employer” of workers at its independently owned franchises, as the National Labor Relations Board says. The trial before an administrative NLRB judge in New York has attracted national attention because it is expected to show how the board’s new standard for joint employment applies to the franchisor-franchisee relationship, although the ruling in the case will apply to McDonald’s only.

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