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In a High-Stakes Labor Showdown, McDonald’s Has Allies in the White House

In a television commercial that’s become part of the lore surrounding Donald Trump’s affinity for McDonald’s Corp., he embraced a purple, lumpy denizen of the fast-food chain’s “McDonaldland” and said, “Together, Grimace, we could own this town.” He was talking …

McDonald’s Workers Sue Over ‘Daily Risk of Violence’ From Customers

Current and former workers from 13 Illinois restaurants are suing McDonald’s Corp. for failing to adequately protect employees from customers who become violent. “McDonald’s breach of duty was the in-fact and proximate cause of plaintiffs’ injuries,” according to the complaint, …

McDonald’s Workers Sue Over Sexual Harassment, ‘Toxic’ Work Culture

McDonald’s Corp was sued on Tuesday by workers in Michigan who accused the fast-food chain of allowing pervasive sexual harassment to flourish at its restaurants nationwide. The proposed class action lawsuit filed in a Michigan state court accused McDonald’s of …

ABC Test for Independent Contractor Status Applies Retroactively: Viewpoint

Last year, the California Supreme Court announced a new standard, known as the “ABC” test for determining whether a worker is an employee or independent contractor in wage and hour cases. (Dynamex Ops. W. Inc. v. Superior Court (2018) 4 …