A judge rebuffed a Labor Department move that made it harder for employees to win judgments against parent companies over pay violations.
The country’s antimonopoly regulator has warned the powerful industry to improve the treatment of franchisees who have been fighting for shorter opening hours.
Under pressure to classify their freelance drivers as full-time employees, the ride-hailing companies are discussing another option.
The shipping giant paid $205 million for the naming rights to FedEx Field under a sponsorship deal that began in 1999.
The chain, so omnipresent it is considered part of the national infrastructure, has begun making exceptions to a store hours policy that it has long enforced.
The fast-food chain distributed a guide to franchise owners with instructions like putting “closed” signs on tables to promote social-distancing and cleaning bathrooms every half-hour.
With dine-in restaurants shuttered and social distancing paramount, drive-throughs are now providing a crucial source of revenue during the pandemic.