Posts Tagged ‘McDonald’s’

Aug
2015
13

Joint Employers and Perma-Temps: The Browning-Ferris Decision Inches Closer

Joint Employers and Perma-Temps: The Browning-Ferris Decision Inches Closer
  Businesses are bracing for an upcoming ruling from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) in the case of Browning-Ferris Industries, which will likely redefine the term “employee” for franchises and companies who employ temporary workers through staffing agencies.  By the end of the month the board is expected to make its…
Jan
2015
9

NLRB Decisions Admonish Walmart, McDonald’s for Retaliatory Behavior, Union Obstruction

NLRB Decisions Admonish Walmart, McDonald's for Retaliatory Behavior, Union Obstruction
  At the end of 2014, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) ruled against two major American companies in retaliation cases. This signaled a strong finish to a worker-supportive year for the board, something which the incoming Republican majority says it will try to prevent henceforth through the National Labor Relations Board Refort…
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Jul
2014
17

Pair of NLRB Cases Could Land Temps, Low-Wage Workers the Protections They’ve Long Desired

Pair of NLRB Cases Could Land Temps, Low-Wage Workers the Protections They've Long Desired
  Two cases currently before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) will determine what it officially means to be an employer, and the ramifications for management in industries ranging from fast food to waste collection could be serious.   Given the complicated nature of modern American labor the two decisions seek to determine who…
Apr
2014
4

McDonald’s Wage Theft Lawsuits Span the Nation as Poll Data Reveals Nearly Ubiquitous Exploitation

McDonald's Wage Theft Lawsuits Span the Nation as Poll Data Reveals Nearly Ubiquitous Exploitation
  Gawker reports that a coalition of McDonald’s workers are suing the company for wage theft in New York, California, and Michigan.  The workers, affiliated with the Fast Food Forward movement, claim the company forced them to work off-the-clock, shaved hours from their time cards, and failed to properly pay them overtime. According to a…
Mar
2014
18

Super-Sized Settlement: 1,600 NYC McDonald’s Workers Will Receive $500,000 in Back Pay

Super-Sized Settlement: 1,600 NYC McDonald's Workers Will Receive $500,000 in Back Pay
  The Huffington Post‘s Dave Jamieson reports that the state of New York has reached an agreement with the owner of seven Manhattan McDonald’s locations that will result in 1,600 current and former employees receiving a combined $500,000 in back pay.  An investigation by the Labor Bureau found that workers were not properly…
Mar
2014
12

Chicago McDonald’s Manager to Diabetic Woman: “Put a Bullet In Your Head” the Next Time You’re Sick

Chicago McDonald's Manager to Diabetic Woman:
  Protesters gathered at the “Rock and Roll” McDonald’s in Chicago last week after an employee was subject to verbal abuse when she asked to go home following what she described as a “severe diabetic episode.”  Carmen Navarrette, an employee at the store for 9 years, claims management told her to “put a bullet in [&hellip…;
Jul
2013
24

Colbert Takes Down McDonald’s, O’Reilly for Misunderstanding How the (Low-Wage) World Works

Colbert Takes Down McDonald's, O'Reilly for Misunderstanding How the (Low-Wage) World Works
  Comedy Central’s Stephen Colbert recently addressed the not-so-super-sized minimum wage using McDonald’s’ now infamous Sample Budget — which suggests a 70-hour work week to make ends meet — as the backdrop. In true Colbert fashion, serious matters are addressed satirically. At one point, Colbert paraphrases Bill…
Jul
2013
17

Bawling on a Budget: McDonald’s Suggested Employee Spending Plan Highlights Need for Minimum Wage Boost

Bawling on a Budget: McDonald's Suggested Employee Spending Plan Highlights Need for Minimum Wage Boost
  In a delicious turn of terrible-for-us events, a website created by McDonald’s to help its employees create a monthly budget may have just become the prime example of how difficult it is to live off a minimum wage paycheck. The fast food giant teamed with Visa to create a sample budget that shows the [&hellip…;