Pizza Delivery Drivers May Proceed With Wage Class Action
A Massachusetts federal court judge recently ruled that a group of pizza delivery drivers for a Domino’s pizza franchise may proceed with two of their class action claims (1) withholding service fees and charges that were given and designated as “delivery charges,” and (2) not paying drivers properly for doing work inside stores, such as folding pizza boxes.
This pizza franchise owner was advertising “delivery charges” yet withholding almost half those charges from the delivery drivers. In addition, the employer was asking delivery drivers to perform non-delivery work that co-workers, who do receive a minimum wage, perform – such as folding pizza boxes. The drivers may now proceed as a group to challenge the pizza franchise’s practice of charging customers for the delivery without remitting that entire charge to drivers and not paying minimum wage for non-tipped inside work.
If you are a food service delivery driver and believe your employer is not paying you properly for delivery charges or inside work, please contact Massachusetts Employment Lawyers, for a free consultation.