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Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has concluded a contract and finished the acquisition of a 51 percent share of Canada-based Quick Service Software Inc. (QSS), whose main products include back office software (BOSW) to manage information from the POS and aid in all aspects of managing a quick-service restaurant. QSS is a leading BOSW provider in the North American quick service restaurant industry, commanding an approximately 60 percent share in the Canadian market.
A recent ruling by the National Labor Relations Board has made it easier for unions to negotiate on behalf of employees at fast food franchises and other companies that use contractors. The board voted 3-2 along party lines to expand the definition of what it means to be a "joint employer," thus making it harder for companies to outsource.