Monday, December 28, 2015

That is SO last week

Last week was a big one for the EEOC. Among other things, the agency initiated a lawsuit against McDonald’s Corporate and a Missouri franchisee because the franchisee refused to provide a deaf applicant a sign language interpreter for a hiring interview. We don’t yet have all the details, but this case could further complicate the franchisor-franchisee relationship, which has been under scrutiny by the National Labor Relations Board.  The NLRB wants to make franchisors and franchisees joint employers of franchisee employees, but has been faced with Congressional action intended to block its efforts.
In other developments: