NLRB designates McDonald’s as joint employer

NLRB designates McDonald’s as joint employer

The move exposes franchisors to liability for franchisees’ employment practices.

The National Labor Relations Board on Friday issued complaints against McDonald’s USA LLC as a “joint employer” along with its franchisees, alleging that workers’ rights were violated during minimum wage protests over the past two years.

The move could have broad implications for the restaurant franchise industry, effectively putting into play a definition that may hold franchisors liable for the employment practices of its franchisees.

McDonald’s USA officials described t

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