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 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.