To Unions, McDonald’s Joint Employer Status No Slam Dunk, as Fast Food Push Intensifies

One question at the core of the National Labor Relations Board General Counsel’s authorization of complaints alleging that McDonald’s USA LLC is a joint employer with franchised stores is whether this action will translate into a victory in the union-backed campaign to increase the hourly wages of fast food workers.  Another question centers on the implications of the move on franchise agreements across the entire private sector. 


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  • Understand the potential impact of NLRB General Counsel Richard F. Griffin’s recent notice instructing regional offices to allege that McDonald’s is a joint employer with franchisees in a number of pending unfair labor practice cases.
  • Analyze the impact of this action so far on the national campaign to increase the minimum wage.
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