Markovits, Stock & DeMarco have filed three arbitration cases on behalf of Columbus, Ohio based delivery drivers who worked for Johncol, Inc., a Papa John’s franchisee.
The drivers claim that Johncol’s reimbursement policy–which was to give drivers $1 per delivery, instead of paying the IRS standard business mileage rate (currently $.545 per mile) or for actual expenses. As a result, delivery drivers mileage costs exceeded their reimbursement, which then caused their hourly pay to fall below minimum wage. Under state and federal law, a delivery driver may be eligible for unpaid wages, plus up to an additional 3 x any unpaid wages, and can require the employer to pay their attorneys’ fees.
Do you drive for Johncol or another pizza company, and believe you are being under-reimbursed for your delivery-related expenses? If so, contact our office for a free consultation to learn more about your rights. We work closely with delivery drivers to maximize their recovery in court and in arbitration. So even if you have signed an arbitration agreement, we are here to help you enforce your rights.
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