Congressmen Seek Info On Fast-Food Labor Practices

Law360, New York (March 7, 2014, 5:38 PM EST) -- A duo of Democratic Congressmen said on Thursday that they had sent letters to McDonald's Corp. and other fast-food companies seeking information about their labor practices, referencing reports of allegedly illegal pay practices and workers relying on billions of dollars in public assistance.

Rep. George Miller, D-Calif., who is the senior Democrat on the House Education and Workforce Committee, and Rep. Joe Courtney, D-Conn., who is the ranking member on the Subcommittee on Workforce Protections, said they dispatched “nearly identical” letters to McDonald's, Yum Brands Inc., Burger King Corp., Papa Johns International Inc. and Wendy's International Inc.

“To better understand the...

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