On June 9, 2023, a pizza delivery driver at Pizza Luce, a Minnesota-based pizza restaurant, filed a class action lawsuit against the company and its owners seeking to recover unreimbursed vehicle expenses. This lawsuit is named Norton v. Pizza Luce, Inc. She seeks to represent all of the delivery drivers at the company’s nine locations in federal court.
The plaintiff alleges that the company has failed to fully reimburse the drivers for the vehicle expenses they incur while making deliveries. Rain, shine, sleet, or snow, the pizza drivers are required to put their cars at risk delivering the company’s pizzas. In the process, the drivers cover major costs like gas, insurance, registration, and repair and maintenance costs. They also see their cars depreciate much faster than they otherwise would because they drive so many miles for the company. The plaintiff claims the company’s policy of reimbursing a set amount for each order the drivers deliver—no matter how many miles they drive to make the delivery—effectively cuts into the minimum wages they receive. She alleges this practice violates the FLSA and Minnesota wage law, and also results in the company being unjustly enriched.
If you are a delivery driver who has worked at this pizza company, contact our firm to find out if you might be owed unreimbursed expenses. We can explain the process you can go through to get those expenses back. Give us a call at (513) 202-0710 or fill out the form below for a free consultation.
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