McDonald's fined USD 4 Milion in Brazil for workplace practices
McDonald's has been fined in Brazil for its fraudulent working time scheme, by which workers sat in the "break rooms", without being paid, until the employer determined that a sufficient number of customers were present for hours to be counted. With this scheme, says Samuel Da Silva Antunes, lawyer for the IUF-affiliated Contratuh, many workers failed to earn the national minimum wage.
Contratuh assisted the Public Labour Prosecutor in Pernambuco in reaching an agreement with McDonald's on March 21: McDonald's was fined USD 4 million, will eliminate the working time scheme throughout Brazil and must provide healthy meals to its workers.
Read the full article, in spanish, on the REL-UITA website.