McDonald’s Is Still Fighting Joint Employer Ruling, Employee Wage Increases

October 28, 2015

The chain is trying to get a subpoena for documents thrown out.

While McDonald’s sales have improved for the first time since 2013, the chain’s battles are far from over. According to Reuters, the corporation has asked a federal judge to throw out a massive subpoena from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). McDonald’s is currently fighting the NLRB’s ruling that McDonald’s is a “joint employer” of franchise workers.

In May, the NLRB found that McDonald’s corporation can be held liable for the working conditions — including low wages — at any of its restaurants, even those owned by independent franchisees. McDonald’s