Crazy Lawsuits #11

Domino’s franchisee out $1.3 million in FLSA suit

Domino’s was brought to court alleging it paid pizza delivery drivers less than minimum wage and yet failed to reimburse incurred expenses. One of the workers was getting paid $7.25 during his employment and as a driver during that period, the per-delivery reimbursement rate was 20 cents per mile, according to the IRS business mileage reimbursement rate is 56 cents per mile.

“A Domino’s franchisee agreed to pay 61 delivery employees $1.28 million to settle a wage-and-hour lawsuit.

Non-exempt workers for a Domino’s franchisee DPNY, Inc., claimed the company:

  • failed to pay minimum wage
  • didn’t give staffers a lunch break
  • refused to pay for work uniforms, and
  • failed to pay overtime.

Employees relayed stories of working 65 hours, but only being paid for 45, or working 12 hours one day, but receiving a pay stub showing only five hours worked.

Employees involved in the suit will receive anywhere from $400 to $61,300, depending on their length of employment.”


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