McDonald's Wage Class Actions Will Be Hard Sell In Court

Law360, New York (March 14, 2014, 7:55 PM EDT) -- The filing of seven lawsuits accusing McDonald's Corp. of stiffing employees on earned wages and other labor-law violations is sending a new warning signal to companies that guide or monitor franchisees' finances, but attorneys say the individual suits could find a hard time gaining traction as class actions because of the way they're structured.

Among the numerous claims lodged in California, Michigan and New York are allegations that McDonald's should be held culpable in not only the suits targeting corporate-owned stores, but also those targeting franchisees,...
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