REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – McDonald’s has good news for about 90,000 of its employees.
They’re all about to get a pay raise.
Beginning July 1st, starting wages at the fast-food chain will be at least a full dollar an hour more than the state’s legal minimum.
The company will also let full and part-time employees accrue paid time off, as long as they’ve worked there for a year.
But there’s a catch. The new rules only apply to the 1,500 restaurants actually owned by the McDonald’s corporation.
About 90 percent of all locations are franchised-owned.
That means the huge majority of McDonald’s workers won’t benefit.