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McDonald’s lawsuits filed over wages ‘stolen’ like Hamburglar steals Big Macs

- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 13, 2014

Seven lawsuits have been filed against McDonald's over "stolen" wages, and the employees involved are seeking collective action classification.

The lawsuits, which could affect 30,000 employees, have been filed in California, Michigan and New York, The Chicago Tribune reported.

The Oak Brook, Ill.-based company is being charged with possessing "stolen" wages because employees have been told to purchase their own uniforms and pay for cleaning them. In addition, McDonald's is being accused of failing to pay overtime and forcing employees to work off the clock, the Tribune reported.

McDonald's is no stranger to disgruntled employees over the past year; the Service Employees International Union and other labor organizations have been trying to push employers in the industry to adopt a $15 an hour minimum wage.

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