Bloomberg Law
July 9, 2019, 10:03 AM

NLRB’s Emanuel Should Sit Out McDonald’s Case, Leaked Records Say

Hassan A. Kanu
Hassan A. Kanu
Legal Reporter

Federal labor board officials concluded last year that member William Emanuel should sit out a major, ongoing case against McDonald’s that has sparked conflict-of-interest concerns, according to an internal agency document obtained by Bloomberg Law.

The case is among the most significant active matters currently before the National Labor Relations Board. It was filed by a group of workers who are arguing that McDonald’s LLC should be considered a joint employer of the workers in its franchisees’ restaurants and share liability along with the restaurant owners.

The workers allege that managers in franchised restaurants violated labor laws by interfering with ...

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