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Appeals Court Rules That McDonald’s Is Not a Joint Employer of Franchise Workers

A Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel rejected McDonald’s franchise employees’ attempt to hold McDonald’s Corp. liable as a joint employer for alleged wage and hour violations, reasoning that the franchisee alone exerted control over the employees.

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NLRB Gives Companies and Workers Leeway to Operate Under Independent Contractor Model

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has re-instated its traditional independent contractor test, acknowledging that many franchisees and freelance contractors have significant opportunities for both economic gain and loss, and therefore should be treated as small businesses.

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Court Holds That Franchisor Is Not a Joint Employer of Franchisee Employees

A federal district court in Illinois ruled that Jimmy John’s Franchise, LLC (“Jimmy John’s”) is not a joint employer of its franchisees’ employees.

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