On August 18, 2022, a Papa John’s employee filed suit against Apex Pizza Holdings LLC and the Heritage Partners’ Group, large franchise operators of Papa John’s stores. Apex Pizza Holdings, LLC and the Heritage Partners’ Group operate several Papa John’s in Colorado.
Like many similar pizza delivery drivers around the country, the plaintiff alleged that Apex Pizza Holdings LLC and The Heritage Partners’ Group did not properly reimburse the plaintiff and his fellow delivery drivers for the use of their personal vehicles to make deliveries. The plaintiff claimed the drivers are legally entitled to the IRS standard business mileage rate for each mile they drove, which is currently $.625 per mile, but received less than that from the company.
The plaintiff set out to represent all of the company’s delivery drivers throughout Colorado. But, because he signed a “Dispute Resolution” agreement with the company, he will instead pursue his claims in individual arbitration. In arbitration, each driver must file their own claim in order to seek their lost wages. Our firm has helped many delivery drivers recover lost wages through the arbitration process.
Have you signed an arbitration agreement with Apex Pizza Holdings and the Heritage Partners’ Group or any other pizza franchisee? Are you getting enough in reimbursement from the company to cover your vehicle expenses? Contact our firm for a free and confidential consultation to see what we can do for you.
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