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NLRB Judge Listens to Arguments for and against McDonald’s Settlement

In a hearing last Thursday, Administrative Law Judge Lauren Esposito listened to arguments from McDonald's Corporation attorney and the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board on why the giant hamburger franchisor's settlement agreement should be approved to let it off the hook of being a joint employer with its franchisees on labor violations. But workers' advocates adamantly disagreed.

Waffle House Ex-CEO Entangled in Sexual Extortion Trial with Former Housekeeper, Attorneys

Waffle HouseAs a criminal trial began last Monday in Atlanta, former Waffle House CEO Joe Rogers, Jr. wept as jurors observed a sex tape of him and his prior longtime housekeeper as they were engaged in a sexual escapade at his home where he resided with his family. The ex-employee and her attorneys are now accused of trying to extort millions of dollars from Rogers in a blackmail conspiracy scheme.

Judge Proposes Franchisee Pay Hard Rock Café $732K in Attorney Fees, Costs

Photo: Hard Rock in Orlando, by Cards84664 (Wikipedia)

In a long, hard-fought legal dispute between franchisee and franchisor, a Florida federal judge recommended that the franchisee pay Hard Rock Café a total of $732,224 in legal fees and costs for successfully defending itself against allegations that it violated Florida's unfair trade practices law.

McDonald’s Rushes Settlement to Avoid 'Joint Employer' Ruling, Judge Says No Approval Yet

Workers at McDonald's franchises demonstrate against franchisor McDonald's Corp.
Fight for $15: Workers protest NLRB settling with McDonald’s on labor violations

McDonald's Corporation [NYSE:MCD] yesterday raced to submit its settlement agreement to the National Labor Relations Board prior to the deadline set by the NLRB. McDonald's is fighting against claims of unfair labor practices as a "joint employer" from its franchisees' workers.

Edible Arrangements Sues Google for $209M over Rival Ads

When people search on Google for Edible Arrangements and ads for 1-800-Flowers.com and Shari's Berries pop up on the screen, the fruit bouquet franchisor is not buying it.

7-Eleven Inc. Sues Franchisee Associations Coalition after Tradeshow Protest

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Just when you thought things could not get any worse for the giant 7-Eleven convenience store chain in the United States, with thousands of franchisees and the franchisor battling out their disputes in courts and in the public media, another bombshell hit last week at the end of 7-Eleven's annual convention and trade show.

Graphic Sexual Harassment Charges Filed against IHOP, Applebee’s Franchisees

Two of DineEquity's restaurant chains, IHOP and Applebee's, are at the center of sexual harassment complaints that were filed by sixty employees of franchised restaurants in eight states. They have filed federal lawsuits against the franchisees. According to one media report, this is the highest number of federal sexual harassment lawsuits filed against any restaurant chain.

Franchisee Seeks $9.5M, Alleges Roasting Plant Used Fake Representations to Defraud

A franchisee of two Roasting Plant coffee locations in the Detroit area filed a federal lawsuit last week seeking $9.5 million, alleging the franchisor failed to provide him the required-by-law state and federal disclosure documents prior to his purchase, and committed "racketeering activities" throughout its fraudulent scheme in selling franchises.

Judge Allows NLRB Counsel Two-Month Stay in McDonald’s Joint Employer Case

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The general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board has been granted a two-month stay as the enduring trial continues over whether McDonald's Corporation and its franchisees should be ruled as joint employers related to labor law violations.

Washington State AG Sues Motel 6 for Giving Guests’ Personal Data to ICE Agents

Washington state's attorney general has filed a lawsuit against Motel 6, alleging the national hotel chain instigated a corporate policy in 2015 of providing immigration enforcement agents with guests' personal data based on their national origin, including those with familiar Latino names, to determine if they were wanted by the division of Homeland Security.