NLRB declares McDonald’s to be a ‘joint employer’

The National Labor Relations Board said Tuesday that the world’s biggest hamburger chain could be named as a joint employer in several complaints by worker groups at restaurants owned by franchisees. The decision is pivotal because it could expose McDonald’s Corp. to liability for a wide range of working conditions in those locations.

NLRA: Was employee’s profane tirade protected?

By Dinita L. James,

The owner and two managers of a Yuma used car lot, Plaza Auto Center (PAC), sat in a very small office with salesman Nick Aguirre, who had worked at PAC for only two months. The owner began the meeting by telling Aguirre that he was “talking a lot of negative stuff” and asking too many questions. Aguirre responded that he had questions about vehicle costs, commissions, and minimum wage.

Macy’s Workers Win Labor Ruling

By Melanie Trottman, The Wall Street Journal

A group of cosmetics and fragrances workers at a Macy’s M +0.44% store in Massachusetts are a big enough lot to try to unionize, the National Labor Relations Board decided in a ruling that could advance organized labor’s quest to unionize subsets of workers in varied industries.