McDonald's to raise pay as franchises may feel new pressure

April 2, 2015 2:59 PM

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McDonald's to raise pay as franchises may feel new pressure

"The franchisees will have to answer to their employees who say, 'What about us?' " said Michael Lotito, co-chair of Littler's Workplace Policy Institute, part of the global employment law practice Littler Mendelson. "This is going to be real interesting."

The International Franchise Association, the industry's largest global trade group, told CNBC that 95 percent of its more than 780,000 franchise establishment members already pay more than the minimum wage to employees who have been with the company more than six months.

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