In a word-yes.
The fast-food business model is based on wage theft.
That’s the thrust of seven lawsuits that hit McDonald’s in three states last week.
Employees are cheated out of overtime.
They are forced to clock out when a computer monitoring program determines that profits are at risk because not enough customers showing up.
And the exploited workers’ pay falls below the minimum wage because they are forced to pick up the tab for cleaning their uniforms.