Dayton Area Domino’s Sued for Alleged Minimum Wage Violations

 

On September 8, 2016, Kimble Law, LLC filed a Class Action Complaint on behalf of pizza delivery drivers at twenty Dayton-area Domino’s Pizza restaurants.

In the Complaint, the Plaintiff-delivery driver alleges that he and his co-workers were denied proper wages because they were required to pay out-of-pocket for gasoline, automobile maintenance, and other expenses in order to perform their duties as delivery drivers, but were reimbursed only $.90 per delivery. By requiring him and his co-workers to cover expenses that were for the pizza giant’s benefit without adequate reimbursement, the plaintiff alleges, the defendants did not pay him minimum wage.

The plaintiff seeks to represent a class that includes all delivery drivers at all Domino’s locations in the Dayton area who work or have worked during the last three years. Read the Class Action Complaint here: Class Action Complaint

Do you work as a delivery driver, but think you do not receive adequate reimbursement for your out-of-pocket expenses? Call Andrew Kimble at 614-636-0509 or complete the form below to initiate a free, confidential consultation.

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Wendy’s Franchisee Sued for Alleged Minimum Wage Violations

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On August 23, 2016, a lawsuit was filed on behalf of crew members who work or worked for WendPartners Group and its affiliate organizations, alleging that the U.S.’s largest Wendy’s franchisee underpays its crew members by taking unlawful deductions from their wages.  WendPartners owns and operates 330 Wendy’s Restaurants in 20 states.

Among other claims, the plaintiff alleges that, even though he was paid minimum wage for all hours worked, WendPartners took deductions from his pay for their own benefit.  Specifically, the plaintiff alleges that the restaurant ordered non-slip shoes on crew members’ behalf, and deducted the cost of the shoes from the employees’ wages.  Additionally, the plaintiff alleges that he was paid on a debit card which charged him fees each time he used it to make a purchase or withdraw money.

Federal and state wage law requires employees to be paid at least minimum wage for all hours worked.  By taking deductions from their crew members’ pay for their own benefit, the plaintiff alleges that WendPartners has paid its crew members less than minimum wage for the hours they worked.

Read the Class Action Complaint here: Wendpartners Class Action Complaint.

If you earn at or close to minimum wage, and your employer takes deductions from your pay or requires you to cover expenses for their own benefit, call Kimble Law at (614) 983-0361, text us at (614) 636-0509, or complete the form below:

Delivery Drivers to Sue Pizza Hut Franchisee

On May 11, 2016, Kimble Law filed a lawsuit on behalf of two delivery drivers at America’s Pizza Company, LLC, a franchisee who owns over 120 Pizza Hut restaurants nationwide.  The plaintiffs allege that they were denied proper minimum wage and overtime payments by the Louisiana-based employer.  In addition to making claims for themselves, the plaintiffs also seek to represent their fellow delivery drivers, who they believe have been subjected to the same pay policies as they have.

Specifically, the plaintiffs allege that they were paid “tip credit minimum wage,” however they were not properly reimbursed for the expenses they incurred while making deliveries to Pizza Hut customers.  By failing to reimburse their drivers who incurred expenses for their benefit, the plaintiffs allege that America’s Pizza Company has paid them less than the minimum wage and overtime payments required by law.

See the Class Action Complaint: First Amended Class Action Complaint

If you are a delivery driver who is not reimbursed for automobile related expenses, contact Kimble Law today for a free consultation at 614-983-0361.

Delivery Drivers Sue Donatos Pizzeria

On June 22, 2016, Kimble Law, LLC filed a complaint on behalf of a Columbus-area delivery driver, alleging that Donatos Pizzeria, LLC has failed to pay him adequately under state and federal law.  The plaintiff seeks to represent a class of pizza delivery drivers at all of Donatos’ 150+ restaurants, who he believes are being subjected to the same pay policies.

Specifically, the plaintiff alleges that he is paid minimum wage, but is not adequately reimbursed for the considerable expenses he incurs while making deliveries for the regional pizza favorite: gasoline, car insurance, and auto repairs, among other expenses. The plaintiff alleges that, by requiring he and other delivery drivers to pay for these expenses out-of-pocket, Donatos has effectively denied them minimum wage and overtime.

See the Class Action Complaint, filed June 22, 2016: Hassan v. Donatos Pizzeria, LLC.

If you work or worked as a pizza delivery driver at Donatos or elsewhere, call Kimble Law for a free consultation at 614-983-0361, or fill out the case information form below.