Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Domino's Pizza Sued Over Driver Reimbursements

Two former employees of Domino's Pizza have filed a class action lawsuit in the Federal District Court for the District of Minnesota. The lawsuit alleges that Domino's violated state and federal law by failing to reimburse employees for expenses they incurred while delivering pizzas.

Under Minnesota law, employers have to reimburse employees for their travel expenses. According to the lawsuit, Domino's failed to adequately reimburse its drivers, instead paying a 'per delivery' amount which was not sufficient to cover drivers' actual costs.

The lawsuit also involves minimum wage claims. Under both Minnesota law and the federal Fair Labor Standards Act, all employees are entitled to be paid the minimum wage "free and clear" of obligations to their employer. The lawsuit alleges that by requiring pizza delivery drivers to pay for their own automobile expenses, Domino's also failed to pay their drivers the minimum wage.

The plaintiffs are being represented by the law firm of Nichols Kaster PLLP. Nichols Kaster has offices in Minneapolis and San Francisco.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

im a 22 yr old student/dominos driver in college park MD and i hafta say this is the best job ive ever had. i make roughly $12/hr on average and work with the coolest mofos ever.