She spent her days serving up Happy Meals, but when it came time to get paid, Natalie Gunshannon says a local McDonald’s franchisee gave her an unhappy deal. The Shavertown McDonald’s forces workers to be paid only one way: with a payroll debit card that burdens workers with hefty fees to obtain their hard-earned cash, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday on behalf of Ms. Gunshannon and other McDonald’s workers. Ms. Gunshannon, 27, Dallas Twp., and an untold number of current and former employees had no option to receive a traditional paycheck or get paid by direct deposit, she and her attorneys said in the class-action against franchise owners Albert and Carol Mueller of Clarks Summit. Ms. Gunshannon, who worked at the Shavertown McDonald’s for a month after being hired April 24, refused to activate the payroll card after reviewing the fee structure, quit the job and reached out to an attorney to see if the practice was legal.
Ms. Gunshannon said the manager of the Muellers’ Shavertown location refused to issue her a paper paycheck or pay via direct deposit, saying, “We only pay on the card.”
The J.P. Morgan Chase payroll card carries fees for nearly every type of transaction, according to the lawsuit, including a $1.50 charge for ATM withdrawals, $5 for over-the-counter cash withdrawals, $1 to check the balance, 75 cents per online bill payment and $10 per month if the card is left inactive for more than three months.” —
I hope she wins big and sets an early precedent to stop this sort of thing from becoming widespread.(via alexdarke)
jesus christ I seriously can’t watch Lion King anymore because Nala is giving Simba bedroom eyes and then it clicks that they’re making their sequel baby
SIMBA PUT YOUR LION DICK IN ME, WE NEED TO FRANCHISE THIS SHIT
HURRY UP AND HAKUNA MY TATAS
I CAN’T HANDLE TUMBLR TONIGHT.
HAKUNA MY TATAS
“Can I eat this if I’m going to bottom later?”
“I don’t know, ask the waiter”