McDonald's To Raise Workers' Wages At Co.'s Restaurants

Law360, New York (April 1, 2015, 10:07 PM EDT) -- McDonald’s USA, which is facing several wage-related lawsuits, joined the menu of lower-wage industry companies raising pay for certain workers, announcing Wednesday that employees at company-owned restaurants will receive starting pay at $1 above the local minimum wage, among other enhancements.

The increases apply only to workers at company-owned sites that make up about 10 percent of McDonald’s restaurants, employing more than 90,000 people. The vast majority of McDonald’s employees work at its more than 3,100 franchise businesses, which determine their own pay scale.

McDonald’s also...
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