Fast food and the fast food industry
The fast food chain McDonald’s has had its fair share of controversy over the years, with its franchisees being accused of paying undocumented workers to work at its restaurants in the U.S. and Mexico.
But a new study suggests that the fast-food giant is doing a better job of protecting workers when it comes to wage theft.
According to the report, Fast Food and the Fast Food Industry: Wage Theft in the United States, published by the Labor Policy Institute, McDonald’s employees who work for the company are protected from being illegally exploited by their employer.
But the company is not only doing this by providing workers with legal protections, but also by paying wages to employees who are not entitled to be paid in the first place.
In 2016, Fast food workers in the country earned $2,764, or 12.4 percent of the median wage for a full-time worker, according to the most recent data from the U