February 8, 2018 / 12:58 AM / 5 months ago

Case to Watch: Business groups oppose ostensible agency in McDonald’s wage case

National business groups have told a federal appeals court that the fact that workers at McDonald’s Corp California franchises believed the fast food giant was their employer should not make the company liable for wage-and-hour violations at those franchises.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the International Franchise Association filed amicus briefs late last month in a case that will give the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals its first chance to rule on whether companies can be held liable for violations of California’s labor code as a result of workers’ perceptions about who they work for under the “ostensible agency” doctrine.

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