By Chesney Hearst, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Late on Thursday, March 21th in Recife, Pernambuco, the McDonald's franchise Arcos Dorados was court ordered to pay R$7.5 million in compensation for collective moral damages, ending a civil action lawsuit filed against the company by the Ministry of Labor in Pernambuco.
The suit alleged that the company had violated Brazilian labor legislation by employing illegal working hours and by mandating that employees consume only McDonald's foods at mealtimes.
The order handed down by Judge Virginia Lúcia de Sá Bahia of the 11th Labor Court of . . .