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Have You Been or Were You Paid Less Than You Deserve While Working At Kona Ice? You May Have A Claim for Damages if Kona Ice Was Using Unfair or Illegal Business Practices to Restrict Wages That Have Been Reported at Other Fast Food Restaurant Chains.

Recent lawsuits and major media reports have shined a light on how the economic interests of fast-food workers in all positions have been injured by corporate hiring practices that serve to enrich wealthy corporate interests on the backs of day-to-day workers. In particular, it has been reported that some franchise-based fast food corporations are entering into potentially illegal “no-poach” restrictions on franchises, where franchises are forbidden from recruiting or hiring away employees of other franchises. This has the effect of lowering the wages for all employees.

Often employees are unaware of this practice. They only know their wages are depressed. This use of no-poach restrictions have been found by Courts to be an illegal antitrust practice that unfairly restricts employees from being paid market rates for their work. In the fast food corporations, it is alleged that this practice helps contribute to the well-documented situation of employees earning less than a living wage for their work.

McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP has been on the forefront of challenging this practice, by taking on industry leader McDonald’s for the use of their no-poach agreements with their franchises, and is now reviewing the practices of other companies.

If you have worked for Kona Ice now or in the recent past, and believe you may have been prevented from earning a higher wage due to anti-poaching practices, the class action attorneys of McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP may be able to help. At McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP our mission is to stop the illegal practice of using anti-poaching tactics to increase corporate profits and thereby help increase the ability of tens of thousands of hard-working employees to earn a living wage for their work. Contact McCune Wright Arevalo, LLP to learn more about what we can do for you.

 

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