McDonald's and some of its franchisees have been hit with multiple class-action lawsuits filed by workers alleging that the fast-food giant is systemically stealing their wages.
The suits, which were filed Wednesday and Thursday in California, Michigan and New York, claim McDonald's has engaged in widespread wage theft by making employees work off the clock, shaving hours off time cards and not paying workers overtime.
McDonald's Vice President of Global External Communications Heidi Barker Sa Shekhem wrote in an email, "McDonald's and our independent owner-operators share a concern and commitment to the well-being and fair treatment of all people who work in McDonald's restaurants. We are currently reviewing the allegations in the lawsuits. McDonald's and our independent franchisees are committed to undertaking a comprehensive investigation of the allegations and will take any necessary actions as they apply to our respective organizations."