- Written by Michael C. Saqui, Anthony Oceguera, and Hannah Fortin
In 2014, the National Labor Relations Board’s (“NLRB”) Office of the General Counsel issued 13 complaints involving 78 charges against McDonald’s USA, LLC and multiple McDonald’s franchisees all over the country. The complaints alleged a variety of unfair labor practices by the franchisees and McDonald’s USA as a joint employer, including taking unlawful actions against employees for “participating in nationwide fast food worker protests about their terms and conditions of employment,” namely the Fight for $15 campaign. The parties have been engaged in an ongoing trial since 2015.
- Written by Hannah Fortin
With the escalating tension between the State of California and U.S. immigration enforcement, California employers are expected to walk a very fine line, especially in agriculture. Many employees fear potential arrest and deportation, as Immigration and Customs Enforcement (“ICE”) agents have recently focused more on neighborhoods and work sites due to the restrictions California’s sanctuary policies have placed on cooperation between local and federal law enforcement, according to an article in the Los Angeles Times last Saturday, March 31, 2018.