BY: Matthew Turner | IN: Class Action & Commercial Litigation, Employment Law, Unpaid Wages & Overtime
In recent courtroom developments reported by Law 360 (subscription required), delivery drivers for Pizza Hut Inc. were granted class certification by a California judge in a wage and hour violation action involving Pizza Hut’s vehicle reimbursement policy.
The drivers claim they were cheated out of $17 million due to Pizza Hut’s prior policy to pay drivers a set amount per delivery regardless of miles driven. Pizza Hut changed the rule in 2007 to a formulaic policy developed by consultants, but even the new per-mile rate was much below IRS and other industry standards. The drivers claim both policies illegally deprived them of proper compensation.
Employees are entitled to fair wages and reimbursement, the denial of which is wage theft. The attorneys in Sommers Schwartz’s Complex Litigation Group have represented hundreds of clients in wage and overtime class actions. If you have questions regarding your right to your hard-earned, honest compensation, call us today.
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Matthew Turner is a shareholder with Sommers Schwartz, and focuses his practice on medical malpractice, legal malpractice, ERISA, and class action matters.