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Lawsuit Filed on Behalf of Antonio’s Pizza Delivery Drivers

Last month, a federal lawsuit was filed on behalf of delivery drivers at Antonio’s Pizza in Northeast Ohio. CLAIMS The suit alleges that drivers are paid a “tipped wage rate” (i.e., less than minimum wage) for all hours, including many hours worked inside the Antonio’s restaurants completing non-tipped duties. The suit also alleges systematic underpayment of…

Jimmy John’s Drivers: Are You Being Paid Properly?

MSD filed a lawsuit seeking to represent delivery drivers who have worked at Jimmy John’s franchises over the past several years. The plaintiff-delivery driver claims that the “Hohla & Wyss” Jimmy John’s franchisees denied delivery drivers proper wages in three distinct ways. Under-reimbursed automobile expenses and other “kickbacks” First, the plaintiff alleges that Jimmy John’s…

Court Awards Restaurant Workers over $750,000 for Unpaid Wages

On May 5, 2017, Markovits, Stock & DeMarco scored a major victory on behalf of four former employees at Los Arrieros Mexican Restaurant. The plaintiffs–three servers and one cook–were awarded $754,148.07 in unpaid minimum wages, and other damages under the Ohio Constitution, Article II, Section 34a, the Ohio Minimum Fair Wage Standards Act, and Ohio’s…

MSD Investigating Whether Panera is Underpaying Delivery Drivers for Their Expenses

Markovits, Stock & DeMarco’s Employment Law Division is investigating claims that Panera Bread 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…

Markovits, Stock & DeMarco Welcomes Attorney Jennifer J. Morales

Markovits, Stock & DeMarco is pleased to welcome attorney Jennifer J. Morales. Morales practices in the areas of complex commercial litigation and settlement administration. She has significant experience in the estimation, litigation, and liquidation of mass tort claims, the creation of qualified settlement funds, and the counseling of trustees of mass tort settlement trusts on…