A pizza delivery driver at a Jet’s Pizza in Cincinnati is suing his employer on behalf of himself and his fellow delivery drivers because he alleges the company has not properly reimbursed the delivery drivers for their vehicle-related expenses. The plaintiff seeks to represent all of delivery drivers who have worked at Cincinnati-area Jet’s Pizza franchise locations since 2019.
Specifically, like dozens of 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 some amount—usually around $.30 to $.35 per mile—that is not adequate to cover the drivers’ vehicle costs.
The lawsuit asserts claims against a number of entities that operate Jet’s Pizza franchises: Unlimited Potential Pizza, Inc., Best Pizza, LLC, DW & KV Pizza, Inc., Milford Pizza, Inc., Sandeaver, Inc., Summes Pizza, Inc., and TGD Food Group, Inc.
The plaintiff claims that by under-reimbursing their drivers the Jet’s franchisees are taking a “kick back.” Because the reimbursements fall short, 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 and the rate the company paid for reimbursement as damages in this case.
Since 2019, Biller & Kimble has helped tens of thousands of pizza delivery drivers recover over $25 million asserting similar claims all across the country. Federal judges have taken note of the strong work we have done on behalf of pizza delivery drivers:
“Biller & Kimble LLC have proven themselves to be highly skilled advocates for pizza delivery drivers and other workers.”
– U.S. District Judge Walter H. Rice
“[Biller & Kimble] litigates pizza delivery driver cases all around the country with success, and has been counsel in a number of ‘landmark’ decisions in this area.”
– U.S. District Judge Robert W. Gettleman
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