Biller & Kimble has filed a class action lawsuit on behalf of the pizza delivery drivers who work or have worked at the 100+ Pizza Hut restaurants owned and operated by the “Tasty Hut” franchise around the country.
The delivery drivers claim that they are required to use their own cars to make deliveries but that the company do not pay them enough in reimbursement payments to cover their vehicle expenses.
Like many similar cases around the country, the lawsuit alleges that the company:
- Requires delivery drivers to provide their own cars to deliver pizza;
- Pays delivery drivers minimum wage or close to it as an hourly wage; and
- Reimburses delivery drivers at a set per-delivery amount (ex. $1.50 per delivery) that is not adequate to cover the drivers’ vehicle costs.
The plaintiff claims that by under-reimbursing their drivers the Tasty Hut stores are taking a “kick back.” Because the reimbursements fall short, the lawsuit alleges, the result is that the drivers receive less than the minimum wage for the hours they work after accounting for expenses.
The driver seeks the difference between the IRS business mileage rate (currently $.585 per mile) and the rate the company paid for reimbursement for himself and similarly situated drivers.
Since 2019, Biller & Kimble has helped tens of thousands of pizza delivery drivers recover over $25 million asserting similar claims all across the country.
Are you a delivery driver for a Tasty Hut-owned Pizza Hut location? If so, contact our firm for a free consultation. The consultation is free, confidential, and only takes a few minutes. Complete the form below or call us at (513) 202-0710 to get started.
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