McDonald’s Fights ‘Joint-Employer’ Label by NLRB

Chicago — McDonald’s tells its franchisees how to staff restaurants, when to clean the bathrooms and where partially completed orders should be placed on counters, an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board said Thursday. That operational nitty-gritty, along with the business consultants, scheduling systems and hiring software provided to franchisees shows the Chicago-area company calls the shots and is ultimately responsible...

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John Deere Appeals Inclusion In Auto Dealer Protection Law

Concord— John Deere and other farm and heavy equipment manufacturers told the New Hampshire Supreme Court on Thursday that a new state law looping them into protections designed for automobile and truck dealers unconstitutionally interferes with their existing and future contracts with dealers. Lawyers for John Deere and the state faced off over the so-called Auto Dealers Bill of Rights law, which lawmakers expanded to encompass...

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People in Business: July 12, 2015

Nancy A. Barrington, of Lyme, has joined The Hanover Group at Morgan Stanley as a financial adviser. Barrington has 20 years of experience as a certified public accountant. Most recently, she worked as a senior accountant with Gallagher, Flynn & Co. LLC. She earlier served as interim chief financial officer at Sixth Gear Inc., a New York-based venture capitalist funded consumer finance company, and prior to that owned Barrington...

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