McDonald’s workers in California, Michigan, and New York filed lawsuits against the company, claiming it was “stealing” salaries.
According to the lawsuit, the company illegally underpaid employees by erasing hours from their timecards, not paying overtime, and ordering them to work off the clock.
McDonald’s, however, said it was committed to provide fair treatment to workers and was “reviewing the allegations.”
“McDonald’s and our independent franchisees are committed to undertaking a comprehensive investigation of the allegations and will take any necessary actions as they apply to our respective organizations,” the company said in a statement.
The lawsuits were announced by the workers’ lawyers and organizers of a group that is pressing the country’s fast-food restaurants to increase salaries.
The workers have filed a total of seven lawsuits in the three states.
“We’ve uncovered several unlawful schemes, but they all share a common purpose – to drive labour costs down by stealing wages from McDonald’s workers,” said Lawyer Michael Rubin, who filed California charges.