Media Source: CSP Daily News
CSP Daily News quoted Paul Millus in an article titled “How Will NLRB's 'Joint Employer' Ruling Affect C-Stores?” The article, published August 4th, discusses the convenience store industry’s reaction to last week's decision that McDonald's Corp. can be held liable for labor and wage violations in cases of labor infractions by its franchise owners.
Mr. Millus stated: ”No franchise is safe, the more control is exerted, the more consistency you bring to your different locations--and that's what customers expect. But in doing so, you open yourself up to claims of an employer-employee relationship.'
The article also stated: “The NLRB's decision would have a far-reaching effect on the way that c-store franchises operate and conduct labor agreements with franchisees and their employees. The ruling would create a new dynamic, in which c-store franchisors would be compelled to develop new rules and controls to monitor franchisee conduct of labor guidelines.
'If there is any way that [the NLRB] can set precedent by finding a employee-employer relationship, I think they will do so,' Millus said. 'This is the best shot for unions to pursue this issue, and I think they will do so with vigor.'
The full article can be read at CSP Daily News.