McDonald's agrees to pay $26M to settle labor dispute
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McDonald's says it paid tens of millions of dollars to settle a prolonged labor dispute, marking the latest development in a string of legal problems the fast-food giant is facing.
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The company agreed to pay $26 million to resolve a lawsuit stemming from 2013 in which several of its employees sued the company over allegations of labor violations.
The lawsuit, according to The Wall Street Journal, alleged the company paid some of its staff less than minimum wage after expense deductions.
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As part of the settlement, the company denied wrongdoing and said it was committed to the fair treatment of all its employees.
"At McDonald's, we take our responsibility as an employer seriously and are deeply committed to the fair treatment of all of our employees. While we continue to believe our employment practices comply with the California Labor Code, we have decided to resolve this lawsuit filed back in early 2013," McDonald's told FOX Business Monday.