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NLRB General Counsel Acts on McDonald’s,
Moving 181 Cases on Joint Employer Issue

July 29, 2014, 4:00 AM

National Labor Relations Board General Counsel Richard F. Griffin announced July 29 that he has authorized regional directors to issue complaints in 43 unfair labor practice cases that allege McDonald’s USA LLC is a joint employer under the National Labor Relations Act with franchisees of some of its retail food stores across the U.S.

Since November 2012, the NLRB said in a statement, the general counsel’s office has received 181 cases alleging that the national company has, along with franchisees, engaged in unfair labor practices, including violating the rights of employees because of their participation in worker protests.

Griffin has ...