On September 14, 2022, a Pizza Hut employee filed suit against Hut American Group LLC, who operates approximately 64 Pizza Hut Pizza locations across Tennessee. The lawsuit is called Wood v. Hut American Group LLC, et al.
The plaintiff, a former Pizza Hut delivery driver, seeks to represent all Hut American Group delivery drivers in federal court for unpaid wages. Plaintiff claims that Hut American Group broke the law by underpaying its delivery drivers for automobile expenses.
Like many similar pizza delivery drivers around the country, the plaintiff argues that he and other drivers should have been reimbursed for his vehicle expenses at the IRS standard business mileage rate, which is currently $.625 per mile. Plaintiff argues the delivery drivers are entitled to this reimbursement rate because Hut American Group, did not keep records of or reimburse its delivery drivers based on the drivers’ actual expenses. Instead, they reimbursed at a set per-delivery basis that resulted in an underpayment. Because of this underpayment, the plaintiff claims that his and the other delivery drivers’ effective wages fell below minimum wage.
If you are a delivery driver who has worked for Hut American Group, or a pizza driver who has worked under similar circumstances at any other pizza company around the country, 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) 428-8689 or fill out the form below for a free consultation.
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