Intro by Allison Martin, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Class action lawsuits are being filed across the country on behalf of pizza delivery drivers who claim violations of the Federal Wage and Hour Laws. In essence, the plaintiff delivery drivers claim that the pizza franchises fail to reimburse them for car expenses, which reduces their net wages to below minimum wage. The drivers allege that their cars wear out more quickly because of frequent stops and breaking, and short routes as compared to highway driving. Thus, the cars are subject to more frequent maintenance and repair costs and get lower gas mileage.
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