On July 27, 2021, a federal judge in Lexington granted preliminary approval of a $1 million settlement for pizza delivery drivers who worked at Team Goliath, Inc., a Domino’s franchise operator.
The drivers made a familiar claim: they alleged that the company failed to pay them minimum wage because they did not fully reimburse the drivers for the vehicle costs they incurred while delivering pizzas.
Unfortunately, the employment practices challenged in this lawsuit are used across the pizza industry. Pizza companies all across Kentucky (and the country) require their minimum wage delivery drivers to provide a car to use while making deliveries. Because these expenses benefit the company, the company is not allowed to pass them off on their workers unless they fully reimburse the workers for the expenses.
The $1,000,000 settlement will be shared by approximately 1,000 delivery drivers. Approximately 81 of those drivers–the individuals who had previously opted in to the case before the settlement–received their share of the settlement in August. The remaining drivers are expected to receive their share of the settlement in early 2022, after the Court holds a Final Approval Hearing.
This case is one of over a dozen class action lawsuits that Biller & Kimble have successfully settled on behalf of pizza delivery drivers. To learn more about those settlements, visit our Victories page: https://www.billerkimble.com/victories
If you are a pizza delivery driver who drives their own car to make deliveries, contact our office by filling out the form below. A member of our team will contact you to conduct a free, confidential consultation to determine if we are able to represent you.
If we think you might have a case, we will represent you on a contingency basis, meaning you will not have to pay a dime out of your own pocket unless we receive money for you through a judgment or settlement. Our office will advance all costs associated with the case and we will not get paid for the time we spend on the case unless you win.
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