McDonald's franchise sued over debit card pay plan
WILKES-BARRE, Pa. - A single mother who quit her job at a northeastern Pennsylvania McDonald's franchise is suing the owners after she was given a fee-laden debit card and told to use it to access her future earnings.
The Citizens' Voice ( http://bit.ly/12QuR6T) and the Times Leader of Wilkes-Barre reported ( http://bit.ly/12DELaJ) that a lawyer filed a lawsuit Thursday in Luzerne County on behalf of Natalie Gunshannon and other employees.
The lawyer, Mike Cefalo, says state law entitles employees to choose to be paid by check or cash. Gunshannon says she didn't enroll in the payroll system because she believed the fees would bump her earnings below minimum wage.
It seeks damages against the franchise owners, Albert and Carol Mueller. They say they value their employees and want to provide the best possible work environment.