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Franchises Lose Bid to Block Part of Seattle's Minimum Wage Rollout
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Franchises Lose Bid to Block Part of Seattle's Minimum Wage Rollout

Franchise owners in Seattle are still on track to be grouped with large businesses under the city's new minimum wage law.
Kate Taylor
McDonald's Employees Claim They Were Told to Put Mustard on Burns and Keep Working
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McDonald's Employees Claim They Were Told to Put Mustard on Burns and Keep Working

Backed by a minimum-wage activist group, employees that suffered severe burns on the job have filed complaints against the chain in 19 cities.
Kate Taylor
Why the International Franchise Association Is Suing Seattle
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Why the International Franchise Association Is Suing Seattle

Oral arguments on the preliminary injunction to prevent Seattle's minimum wage hike start today.
Kate Taylor
McDonald's Makeover Promises to Be Pricey for Franchisees
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McDonald's Makeover Promises to Be Pricey for Franchisees

With a new customizable burger platform and minimum wage on the agenda, McDonald's image revamp may end up costing franchisees.
Kate Taylor
Wal-Mart to Spend $1 Billion Raising Employee Pay to at Least $9 an Hour
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Wal-Mart to Spend $1 Billion Raising Employee Pay to at Least $9 an Hour

Nearly half a million Wal-Mart workers are about to get a raise.
Kate Taylor
The Legal Issues That Could Change Franchising Forever
Franchises

The Legal Issues That Could Change Franchising Forever

Franchising has been in the hot seat in the past year, as a number of legal and political conflicts -- minimum wage, protections for frachisees and the role of franchisors in labor disputes -- have come to a head.
Franchise Industry Not Without Hurdles in 2015
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Franchise Industry Not Without Hurdles in 2015

The International Franchise Association predicts a solid 2015 for franchised businesses, though regulatory battles loom.
Kate Taylor
Pittsburgh Eatery Eliminates Tipping; Offers Servers Salary, Health Care and Shares Instead
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Pittsburgh Eatery Eliminates Tipping; Offers Servers Salary, Health Care and Shares Instead

The upscale Bar Marco in Pittsburgh joins a handful of stateside establishments turning an age-old dining paradigm on its head.
Geoff Weiss
U.S. Wage Hikes to Impact a Third of Walmart Stores
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U.S. Wage Hikes to Impact a Third of Walmart Stores

The world's largest retailer will adjust salaries in more than 1,400 locations due to minimum-wage hikes across the U.S.
Condé Nast to Pay $5.8 Million to Unpaid and Underpaid Interns
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Condé Nast to Pay $5.8 Million to Unpaid and Underpaid Interns

Interns triumphed over the publisher in a class-action lawsuit brought by thousands of former interns from magazines like Vogue and the New Yorker.
Kate Taylor
Chipotle Employees Claim the Chain Isn't as Worker-Friendly as You Think
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Chipotle Employees Claim the Chain Isn't as Worker-Friendly as You Think

Employees at the burrito chain are suing for wage theft in two states.
Kate Taylor
NYC Papa John's Pizza Franchisee Sued for $2 Million
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NYC Papa John's Pizza Franchisee Sued for $2 Million

This is what happens when you allegedly underpay 400 delivery workers and shave hours from their paychecks.
Why August Was a Terrible Month for McDonald's
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Why August Was a Terrible Month for McDonald's

McDonald's reported a 3.7 percent drop in global sales in August on Tuesday.
Kate Taylor
What Happens When a Mall Is Split Between Two Minimum Wages?
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What Happens When a Mall Is Split Between Two Minimum Wages?

Westfield Valley Fair Mall in California is divided between two minimum wages, each with its own set of problems.
Kate Taylor