October 1, 2019 / 10:11 PM / 17 days ago

9th Circuit says McDonald's not 'joint employer' of Calif. franchise workers

A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday said McDonald’s Corp is not liable for alleged wage-law violations by a franchisee in California because the company has no control over the hiring, firing and pay of franchise workers.

A three-judge 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel said the fact that the franchisee chose to use a computer system created by McDonald’s that may not have properly tracked workers’ hours was not enough to make the fast-food giant a so-called “joint employer” under California wage law.

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