Federal Judge: McDonald’s Workers’ Ostensible Agency Class Claims May Be Certified

(July 12, 2016, 1:41 PM EDT) -- SAN FRANCISCO — Various wage claims brought by employees of a fast food franchisee may proceed with some of their wage claims against the franchisor as a class, a California federal judge ruled July 7, denying the franchisor’s claim that allegations of ostensible agency may not be resolved on a classwide basis (Stephanie Ochoa, et al. v. McDonald’s Corp., et al., No. 14-2098, N.D. Calif.; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 88323).

(Order available. Document #43-160715-010R.)

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