How McDonald’s Labor Trial Could Affect the Entire Fast Food Industry

March 10, 2016

The ruling could affect hundreds of thousands of U.S. workers

A trial is scheduled to begin in New York City today that could have massive implications for the entire fast-food industry. McDonald’s years-long joint employer labor dispute is finally getting its day in court, and company executives are expected to take the stand, reports the Washington Post.

The trial will determine the answer to one major question: Can McDonald’s the corporation be held legally responsible for what goes on at its thousands of independently-owned franchise stores? Here now, a simplified breakdown of how this case came to fruition, and what’s really…