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McDonald’s Warns of 'Joint Employer' Doomsday while Profits Grow

McDonald's Now HiringMcDonald's has a lot on its plate this new year. Not only is it battling bad publicity from fast-food workers striking across the globe for better pay, it is also awaiting trial under the National Labor Relations Board that will determine if it and its franchisees are "joint employers," holding both responsible for alleged labor violations against the franchisees' workers.

Australia Inquiry Scheduled for 7-Eleven Wage Scandal

February 5, 2016, is the date of a scheduled government hearing into 7-Eleven's global wage fraud scandal. The Australian Senate hearing is slated to call 7-Eleven's majority stockholder Russ Withers and Chairman of the Board Michael Smith. From the Wage Fairness Panel will be Natalie James and David Cousins.

Area Developer Claims Tilted Kilt Caused $20M in Damages

CHICAGO – An area developer of Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery is striking back at the chain by claiming it was making unlawful financial performance representations to prospective franchisees, asking the court to terminate its development agreement.

IFA Takes Fight against Seattle Wage Hike to U.S. Supreme Court

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Seattle march for $15 wage on ML King Day in 2014. Photo/pnwbot

WASHINGTON – The International Franchise Association announced yesterday that it had now taken its argument against Seattle's new $15 an hour minimum wage hike to the U.S. Supreme Court because it discriminates against franchise owners.

Small Business Owners Say They're Being Shaken Down

Bar owners in the San Francisco area say they're being targeted for a big bucks shakedown involving pay-per-view boxing.

Faced with European Antitrust, McDonald’s Could Go After US Franchisees

While the Service Employees International Union is pushing hard for higher wages for U.S. fast-food workers, augmenting strikes and protest with legal action, the recent news that a coalition of Italian consumer groups has filed a European Union antitrust action against McDonald's is disturbing, even for franchisees.

Fired Taco Bell Executive Who Assaulted Uber Driver Now Suing!

Benjamin Golden, a Taco Bell executive at the time, gained notoriety when he was filmed in a vicious physical attack on 22-year-old Uber driver Edward Caban last October.

McDonald’s NLRB Trial Canceled Due to Tech Glitches

NEW YORK - Administrative Law Judge Lauren Esposito in Manhattan adjourned the National Labor Relations Board trial Monday, in session to determine if McDonald's is a 'joint employer' with its franchisees and can be held liable for alleged labor violations in their restaurants.

McDonald’s Braces for 'Joint Employer' Trial on Monday

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McDonald's accused of interfering with demonstrating workers. Photo/Bob Simpson

NEW YORK – McDonald's Corporation's first trial begins tomorrow at the National Labor Relations Board in New York to determine if the world's largest hamburger chain should be ruled a joint employer with its franchisees and, if so, did McDonald's violate fast-food worker rights during protests over low wages.

Papa Murphy’s Fights Federal Anti-Spam Rule Violations

No spamTACOMA – Papa Murphy's Take 'N' Bake Pizza chain is battling a lawswuit claiming violations of the Federal Communications Commission's anti-spam rules for sending hundreds of thousands of SMS (short message service) text message advertisements through an automatic telephone dialing system, without obtaining prior express written consent.