Skip to comments.Workers sue McDonald's for stealing wages
Posted on 03/13/2014 2:24:04 PM PDT by Java4Jay
US workers accused fast-food giant McDonald's Thursday of systematically stealing wages through illicit practices like forcing them to work off-the-clock and failing to pay overtime. Seven class-action lawsuits were filed Wednesday and Thursday in California, Michigan and New York demanding that McDonald's pay back the stolen wages and end the practices that violate state and federal laws, lawyers representing the workers said.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
One way to stop Mcy D from "stealing" wages, and that's to GET ANOTHER JOB SOMEWHERE ELSE, MORON!.
Good for them!
You work, you get paid for it.
If they worked off the clock with no compensation, that’s theft by the company.
Not paying overtime and forcing workers to work “off the clock” are illegal.
The time these folks spend wallowing in perceived grievances and cooking up get-rich-quick schemes would be better spent at a second job.
“One way to stop Mcy D from “stealing” wages, and that’s to GET ANOTHER JOB SOMEWHERE ELSE, MORON!.”
Hey, blaming the victim for an injustice isn’t right.
I can rail against the dems and the system, but stiffing a worker who’s doing the job is WRONG and it needs to be redressed.
I don’t think McDonald’s corp. signs their paychecks.
I’ll bet the plaintiffs will have a hard time providing PROOF
Sorry, this smacks of an Acorn/Organizing for America operation. Really, three cities across the span of the USA? If they are bring overworked, I hope they can prove it.
And this flurry of lawsuits had absolutely NOTHING to do with Oberdork’s revamping the overtime rules................yesterday........
Perhaps they won’t. My kids kept logs of their hours worked and they were quick to note unpaid time.
This isn’t something rare in the fast food industry.
I do recall a time in my youth.
Working at a delivery company.
After day 2, I was asked to do substantially more than I signed up for. I was hired as a driver.
I welcomed the new challenges and responsibilities and I performed well beyond his expectations.
After two weeks I told the owner that I need a raise.
He came back to me with a raise, $0.25 an hour more.
I was insulted.
While I was busting my butt, doing anything and everything that needed to get done, he was going to walk out of his office once an hour and and throw a quarter at me.
In the end, I got paid what I was worth and we had a great relationship.
Nice lib logic. Don’t like the direction of the county? Go ahead and move you lazy slob.
One way to stop Mcy D from “stealing” wages, and that’s to GET ANOTHER JOB SOMEWHERE ELSE, MORON!.
Absolutely. Clearly the prime takeaway from this story is the workers at McDonalds, who pretty much deserve to have their rightful pay illegally withheld because they are morons.
Correct. I received a check one time for overtime that wasn’t paid correctly.
It probably wasn’t McDonalds but some rogue managers. McDonalds just has the deep pockets.
Not quite. I'm not sure whom you're painting as the "lazy slob." There are many companies that have employees to extra work. If it's not customary to do so, then go to the upper management and complain.
But to lawyer-up is a coward's way out. Besides, I don't think that all McDonald's do this. They're being painted with a broad brush.
And as I implied, if you're unhappy there, go somewhere else where you won't be mistreated. Putting a lawsuit on your resume and future references is rather pathetic.
So that makes it OK for their employer to force them to work off the clock and deny them overtime?
There are many companies that have employees do extra work. If it’s not customary to do so, then go to the upper management and complain. I think it’s called a chain of command.
But to lawyer-up is a coward’s way out. Besides, I don’t think that all McDonald’s do this. They’re being painted with a broad brush.
If you’re unhappy there, go somewhere else where you won’t be mistreated. Putting a lawsuit on your resume and future references is rather pathetic.
It probably wasnt McDonalds but some rogue managers. McDonalds just has the deep pockets.
Yes, you are likely correct. According to the mcdonalds website, only 20% of the outlets are company owned.
if you worked off the clock.....prove it.
Last year I worked an average of 112 hrs a week for 10 straight weeks in the oilfields of the Permian Basin...getting shot at... salary.
Hey, if I don't like it I can quit, right?
Condoning theft isn't Christian and it isn't conservative. It is unconscionable.
You must own a fast food joint...
No, but I've worked in a fast food joint, and I when I felt I was being taken advantage of, I looked for a better job. Nothing like dirtying up your resume and references.
No. But I'd wager that it didn't happen. Just because someone files a lawsuit alleging “wrongdoing” doesn't make it true.
A McD’s franchise is very expensive to obtain and anyone that does have the cash to buy one must also go through extensive business training as well as agree to abide by Corporate, Federal, State and local regulations. It is highly unlikely that a franchisee would jeopardize their investment by engaging in illegal or unethical employment practices.
Fast food workers don't generally work over 8 hours. Most are probably working much less and I guarantee with Obamacare they've probably been working no more than 29 hours a week. Hence, no overtime.
It’s all moot anyway, these clowns will be replaced by robots shortly.
Call me a skeptic but I smell some Alinskyite tactics here. I really hope I'm wrong.
Yeah, despite the outrage expressed in previous comments, I seriously doubt that successful businesses -- in our current regulatory environment -- forced minimum-wage employees to work without being paid.
I'll admit I'm wrong if they actually have proof, but I'm doubtful. This is just more leftist theater.
That's like saying "One way to stop pickpockets is to live where there are no other people around". Most of us prefer to live in a civilized society where everyone, from the lowest laborer to the highest megacorporation, is required to obey the rules.
And what's with the quote marks? They didn't "steal"; they stole by obtaining labor under false pretenses to avoid paying the agreed wage for it.
Indeed. I thought that their endorsement of theft was one of our objections to liberals....
Not paying overtime and forcing workers to work off the clock are illegal in the US.
And we are talking about hourly workers.
A slave driver running a local franchise where my daughter worked tried to do that with her part time high school workers. That ended the first week she tried it.
And after a couple of months my daughter moved on to a better job.
So were you shot at by illegals - or the Feds?
These days a person has to ask. :)