In a ruling that could set a precedent for many franchise brands in restaurants and other service industries, the general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board said Tuesday that McDonald’s Corp. could be considered a “joint employer” along with its more than 2,000 franchisees in the United States. The recommendation published by The NLRB’s Division of Advice means that the franchisor could be held liable for any wrongdoing or laws broken by an ...

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