National Labor Relations Board denies McDonald’s appeal

National Labor Relations Board denies McDonald’s appeal

Ruling will allow “joint employer” case to proceed

The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) last week denied an effort by McDonald’s Corp. to delay or kill an effort to have it labeled a “joint employer” of its franchisees’ workers — clearing way for a final ruling that many industry observers expect could alter the relationship between franchisors and franchisees.

In a narrow procedural ruling, the board voted 3-2 to deny McDonald’s request for a more detailed explanation of the NLRB’s new definition of what it means to be a jo

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