Markovits, Stock & DeMarco’s Employment Law Division is investigating claims that Papa John’s is underpaying its delivery drivers for mileage, gas, insurance, cell phone use, and other expenses.
Delivery drivers are often denied their rightful wages because the companies that employ them don’t fully cover their expenses and mileage. If drivers use their own cars and cell phones (and most do), the company usually has to reimburse drivers for their expenses. Many companies reimburse drivers with a flat rate, like $1.00 per delivery. But if a worker is paid minimum wage or tipped minimum wage, this flat rate is rarely enough. As a result, the drivers may be owed substantial amounts of back wages and other money.
MSD currently represents delivery drivers at Pizza Hut, Domino’s, Papa John’s (Columbus), and Cousin Vinny’s Pizza. Our attorneys are currently investigating whether Papa John’s in Dayton may be subjecting its drivers to the same illegal pay practices that are prevalent throughout the pizza delivery world: drivers are forced to cover the costs of delivery for their employer and do not receive adequate reimbursement.
If you drive for Papa John’s or have in the past, we are interested in hearing from you, even if you do not think you have a claim. Complete the form below to initiate a free consultation with our office.