In a landmark challenge to traditional labor law, the National Labor Relations Board is attempting to lump together McDonalds and its independent franchises as joint employer, which leaves many questions on what this could mean for other collective benefit plan structures.
NLRB General Counsel Richard F. Griffin, Jr. said his office has found merit in some of the charges against the worlds largest fast food company and will name McDonalds as a joint employer respondent. But as Oak Brook, Illinois-based McDonalds plans to figure out where the company will end up, labor lawyers that represent large and small employers with similar employment and labor disputes offer a roadmap of likely scenarios.
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