California Federal Judge Says McDonald’s Corp. Isn’t Joint Employer Of Bay Area Workers

Mealey's (August 18, 2016, 1:20 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — A California federal judge on Aug. 16 granted partial summary judgment to McDonald’s Corp. in a wage-and-hour putative class action brought by a franchisee’s workers, finding that McDonald’s does not jointly employ the named plaintiffs because it does not retain or exert direct or indirect control over their hiring, firing, wages or working conditions (Guadalupe Salazar, et al. v. McDonald’s Corp., et al., No. 3:14-cv-02096, N.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 108764).

(Opinion available. Document #98-160927-024Z.)

However, U.S. Judge Richard Seeborg of the...
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