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April 22, 2022, 5:00 PMUpdated: April 22, 2022, 6:33 PM

McDonald’s Deal in NLRB Joint Liability Case Upheld on Review (1)

Robert Iafolla
Robert Iafolla

McDonald’s Corp.’s settlement with the National Labor Relations Board that absolved the fast-food giant of any joint liability for labor law violations committed by its franchisees survived a union’s challenge before a federal appeals court.

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit Friday rejected the Service Employees International Union’s bid to reopen a massive case against McDonald’s, saying that the deal to resolve the charges against the company and several of its franchisees was within the labor board’s discretion to approve.

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