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Judge: NLRB 'joint employer' subpoenas cost of doing business for McDonald's franchisees

Jonathan Bilyk Jan. 21, 2016, 12:46pm

The National Labor Relations Board has ordered up a legal victory in its ongoing effort to investigate McDonald’s and its franchisees in the Chicago area and nationwide over allegations of unfair labor practices lodged by labor unions seeking to secure a federal determination that McDonald’s and its franchise operators are, for the purposes of unionization and collective bargaining, employees of McDonald’s and not just of the franchisees who issue their paychecks.