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Turns out if you treat workers like humans, they work better. Who knew! Turnover is down, and customer service scores are up, company says. Last year, McDonald’s MCD -0.08% joined a chorus of struggling U.S. companies offering workers pay hikes to help spur a turnaround. And it looks like the move is paying off for […]
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McDonald’s and Franchising

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On August 31, 2015
You may have some questions about just how McDonald’s runs its franchising operations and why the company is the focus of so much attention with the NLRB’s Browning decision from last week. Of course, franchising can mean a lot of different things with a number of varying arrangements. In the case of McDonald’s, the company […]

Joint Employers

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On August 27, 2015

In a major victory against the obscuring of employers in order to disempower workers, the National Labor Relations Board has ruled that corporations who use contractors and franchises are the joint em

Fast Food Nation

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On June 10, 2015

I find it fascinating that as the lower end fast food chains find their sales slipping, a solution is to create the most ridiculous and/or disgusting food possible. Such is the new Pizza Hut hot dog p

Noncompete Clauses

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On June 4, 2015

Chris Murphy and Al Franken have introduced a bill to ban one of the most egregiously oppressive practices against low-wage workers: noncompete clauses. The bill from Sens. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) and

Franchising

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On May 20, 2015

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is asking the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the system of franchising used by fast food companies, charging that it is designed to hold down

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