July 29, 2014 5:37 PM

Agency says McDonald’s, not just franchisees, is liable for worker treatment

The National Labor Relations Board decision, if upheld, could make it easier to unionize fast-food worker nationwide. It also strikes at the stance taken by McDonald’s and some other fast-food chains that franchisees, rather than the chains, set wages. That position would be weakened considerably if McDonald’s and others are declared joint employers.

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