A former McDonald’s employee is suing a franchise owner, arguing that paying her via acard—with all its attendant fees—meant she earned less than the minimum wage.
The franchise paid workers using a J.P. Morgan Chase payroll card that extracts fees for many transactions: $1.50 for an ATM withdrawal, $5 for over-the-counter cash withdrawals, $1 to check the balance, 75 cents per online bill payment and $15 to replace a lost or stolen card.
The lawsuit claims the arrangement violates the state law that requires employees to have options to be paid by cash or check. It seeks damages for current and former employees.
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