NYC McDonald’s restaurants settle workers’ class-action lawsuit

NEW YORK — Ongoing litigation targeting fast-food restaurants for alleged labor-law violations yielded a significant victory for low-wage workers in New York City on Tuesday. A McDonald’s franchise owner settled a lawsuit in the amount of $500,000 for unpaid laundry allowances, uncompensated work time and unlawful wage deductions.
Richard Cisneros, owner of seven McDonald’s restaurant franchises, agreed to compensate 1,600 current and former employees for failing to pay legally-required stipends to launder their Golden Arches uniforms, enforcing unlawful wage deductions for covering cash register shortfalls and unpaid overtime incurred between 2007 and July 2013, according to a statement published on New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s website.

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(Photo: Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

NYC McDonald’s restaurants settle workers’ class-action lawsuit

NEW YORK — Ongoing litigation targeting fast-food restaurants for alleged labor-law violations yielded a significant victory for low-wage workers in New York City on Tuesday. A McDonald’s franchise owner settled a lawsuit in the amount of $500,000 for unpaid laundry allowances, uncompensated work time and unlawful wage deductions.

Richard Cisneros, owner of seven McDonald’s restaurant franchises, agreed to compensate 1,600 current and former employees for failing to pay legally-required stipends to launder their Golden Arches uniforms, enforcing unlawful wage deductions for covering cash register shortfalls and unpaid overtime incurred between 2007 and July 2013, according to a statement published on New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman’s website.

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(Photo: Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

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