McDonald's Franchisee Settles NY Wage Claims

Law360, New York (March 18, 2014, 6:52 PM EDT) -- The owner of seven Manhattan McDonald's restaurants has agreed to pay nearly $500,000 to settle New York state's claims that it shortchanged workers, marking the second deal to come out of ongoing investigations into fast food employers, that state's attorney general said Tuesday.

Announcing the settlement, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman said that the franchises and their owner, Richard Cisneros, failed to pay legally required laundry allowances for many employees, for uncompensated work time and for unlawful deductions from wages that resulted when cashiers...
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