February 23rd, 2015
NELP is wrong: The buck stops with franchisees
By Dawn Sweeney, Restaurant Business
A recent column by the National Employment Law Project suggests that McDonald’s should rightly be “on the hook” for local employment violations of its franchisees as suggested by the National Labor Relations Board. While organized labor would certainly love to paint a bigger target on the backs of corporate franchisors, they miss the point of what franchising really is and why NLRB’s joint-employer ruling will have a devastating effect on this long-standing, successful model for entrepreneurship, jobs and our economy.