McDonald’s to Settle its NLRB Case
By: Allen E. Sattler
On March 19, 2018, McDonald’s USA LLC (“McDonald’s”) and the U.S. National Labor Relations Board (the “Board”) entered into a preliminary settlement to resolve many long-standing claims made against McDonald’s concerning its alleged labor law violations. …
What Do You Call Your Chicken?
By: Jason C. Dineros
McDonald’s, the world’s second largest fast food chain (behind Subway, for those wondering), is facing a potential class action for advertising its food items containing chicken breast as being comprised of “100%” breast meat. Primarily targeting …
Is a Franchisee an Ostensible Agent of a Franchisor? — California Court Denies Summary Judgment on This Theory
By: Allison Shrallow
On September 25, 2015, the United States District Court for the Northern District of California granted in part and denied in part McDonald’s USA and McDonald’s Corporation’s Motion for Summary Judgment in the case Stephanie Ochoa, et …
NLRB Doubles Down on ‘Joint Employer’ Standard Expansion
By: Tim Holdsworth
On August 27, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board discarded thirty years of precedent and handed down a new and expanded definition of joint employer. See Browning-Ferris Industries of California, 362 NLRB No. 186 (August 27, …
NLRB Claims Franchisor and Franchisees are ‘Joint Employers’ – Is McDonald’s Just The First?
By: Bradley T. Adler and Frank H. Hupfl, III
In a surprising departure from established Board precedent, the National Labor Relations Office of the General Counsel announced on July 29, 2014 that it had authorized the NLRB’s Regional Directors …