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New Zealand: McDonald's could pay at least $29 million in miscalculated wages to workers

Author: Jessie Yeung, CNN Business, Published on: 27 November 2019

"McDonald's could return $29 million to New Zealand workers after holiday pay error", 19 November 2019

McDonald's has agreed to pay what could be tens of millions of dollars to New Zealand employees after becoming embroiled in a nationwide payroll debacle...

...[McDonald's] will pay back all past and present employees in the past 10 years for miscalculated holiday wages, according to McDonald's spokesperson Simon Kenny.

This agreement follows a years-long campaign by...Unite Union, which Kenny said represents about 7% of McDonald's New Zealand employees. He estimated that about 40,000 employees were affected.

The union gave a much higher estimate, saying in a statement...that "It is possible that every person who worked for McDonald's after November 2009 is owed some money." It added that it believes "as many as 60,000 staff and millions of dollars will be involved."

The union's national director, Mike Treen, estimated that the remediation may cost McDonald's at least 45 million New Zealand dollars (almost $29 million)...

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