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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.

National Labor Board Reverses Joint Employment Decision in Browning-Ferris

The International Franchise Association received an early Christmas present last Thursday when the National Labor Relations Board overruled its 2015 Obama-era decision by a 3-2 vote in the closely watched Browning-Ferris Industries case concerning the controversial topic of "joint employment."