McDonald´s Pays Missed Wages – level 2

26-11-2019 07:00

In 2003, New Zealand´s government made a new law about holiday pay. Many companies did not understand it well, and they started to calculate their employees´s holiday pay incorrectly.

New Zealand´s unions want the company McDonald´s to pay its employees more than $28 milion dollars‘ worth of missed wages.

McDonald´s spokesman said that, in the last ten years, the company incorrectly calculated the wages of about 40,000 people, and it agreed to pay the missed money back.

Currently, the unions are solving the same problem with companies Burger King and Armourgard.

The New Zealand government must audit around 150 companies and make some changes in the law.

Difficult words: holiday pay (paid time off work), wages (the money which employees get for their work), audit (to check, to find out more information).

You can watch the original video in the Level 3 section.

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