March 21, 2016

ELA CEO and HK Co-Managing Partner Steve Hirschfeld Quoted on QSR Magazine Regarding McDonald’s Joint Employer NLRB Hearing


ELA Founder and CEO and Hirschfeld Kraemer LLP Co-Managing Partner Stephen J. Hirschfeld is quoted in the QSR magazine article titled, “NLRB Opens Case Against McDonald’s.” The piece explores the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) hearing with McDonald’s, where the central question is whether the restaurant and franchisor is joint employer under the law and thus responsible for the actions of its franchisees. The board’s decision, the article notes, will have a major impact not only for the company, but for franchisors and franchisees across the country in industries as diverse as hospitality, retail and fitness.

Hirschfeld offered this perspective, viewing the conflict in this matter from the potential perspective of a McDonald’s franchisee, “As a franchisee, why would I want McDonald’s Corporation involved and meddling in my company?”

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