U.S. workers hit McDonald’s with class action over COVID-19 safety

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(Reuters) – Five McDonald’s (MCD.N) workers in Chicago filed a class action lawsuit against the chain on Tuesday, accusing it of failing to adopt government safety guidance on COVID-19 and endangering employees and their families.

FILE PHOTO: McDonald’s workers strike for protective gear, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, in Los Angeles, California, U.S., April 6, 2020. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo

McDonald’s failed to provide adequate hand sanitizer, gloves and masks and has not notified its staff when an employee has become infected with the new coronavirus, according to a copy of the lawsuit provided by

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Senator Rubio calls for fast action to extend U.S. payroll protection program

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States needs to quickly revise its coronavirus aid program for small businesses to extend the eight-week period in which the law currently requires companies to spend the money, a key U.S. senator said on Sunday.

The Paycheck Protection Program established by Congress in late March was aimed at helping businesses keep making payroll for eight weeks, despite orders to shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. The eight-week period may be applied to any time frame from mid-February up to June 30.

But with many businesses that received loans under the $660 billion PPP program moving

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U.S. Senator Rubio calls for fast action to extend U.S. payroll protection program

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The United States needs to quickly revise its coronavirus aid program for small businesses to extend the eight-week period in which the law currently requires companies to spend the money, a key U.S. senator said on Sunday.

The Paycheck Protection Program established by Congress in late March was aimed at helping businesses keep making payroll for eight weeks, despite orders to shutdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. The eight-week period may be applied to any time frame from mid-February up to June 30.

But with many businesses that received loans under the $660 billion PPP program moving

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United Airlines employee files class action lawsuit over unpaid days off policy

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FILE PHOTO: A United Airlines passenger jet takes off with New York City as a backdrop, at Newark Liberty International Airport, New Jersey, U.S. December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Chris Helgren

(Reuters) – A United Airlines Holdings Inc (UAL.O) non-union employee filed a class action lawsuit on Wednesday alleging that a requirement that management and administration employees take 20 unpaid days off breaches the terms of federal payroll aid.

Chicago-based United is among the U.S. airlines that have accepted government payroll support, which is conditional on the companies not cutting jobs or pay rates before Sept. 30 as the sector

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