Bloomberg Law
Nov. 25, 2019, 3:44 PMUpdated: Nov. 25, 2019, 6:00 PM

McDonald’s Reaches $26 Million in Wage and Hour Class Action (1)

Erin Mulvaney
Erin Mulvaney

McDonald’s Corp. agreed to pay $26 million to settle a class action filed by more than 38,000 cooks and cashiers at corporate-owned restaurants in California, after workers threatened to protest if there was no resolution to the long-running litigation and extended negotiations.

The company also agreed, as part of the preliminary settlement agreement, to change its training and overtime system to prevent such alleged wage theft in the future. Advocates for the Fight for $15 movement called the settlement the highest ever against McDonald’s for alleged wage violations in the U.S.

The settlement stems from a 2013 class action that ...

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