McDonald's said it will raise wages for restaurant staff in China by more than 50% in some cases, the Wall Street Journal reported. McDonald's said Monday that it will increase wages from between 12% and 56% above the suggested minimum wage beginning September 1. About 45,000 full-time and part-time staff will receive higher wages. The suggested minimum wage in China varies depending on the city or province. In March, McDonald's, KFC and Pizza Hut were accused of underpaying workers in Guangdong province, although local authorities eventually cleared the companies. In July, a new labor contract law was passed, placing restrictions on the use of temporary workers and requiring written contracts.