McDonald´s Pays Missed Wages – level 1
In 2003, a new law about holiday pay starts in New Zealand. Many companies do not understand the law well. They start to pay people the wrong money for the time when they are not at work.
The company McDonald´s has a big problem. For ten years, it counts the wages wrong. New Zealand´s unions say, that 60,000 people get less money. McDonald´s agrees to pay more than $28 million to its employees. About 40,000 employes can get the money back.
The New Zealand government must check around 150 companies and change the law.
Difficult words: law (the system of rules of a country), wages (the money which people get for their work), unions (a group of workers who work to protect all workers of a company), employee (a person who works for a company).
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