On April 21, 2023, a pizza delivery driver at a Pizza Hut in Dallas, Georgia, filed a class action lawsuit against his former employer, MUY Pizza. MUY operated 352 Pizza Hut stores around the country until they sold in September 2021.
The Plaintiff alleges that, before MUY sold their stores, the company underpaid the drivers because they reimbursed only $.88 per delivery, or close to it, for the drivers’ vehicle expenses.
This lawsuit is named Brown v. MUY Pizza-Tejas, LLC.
The plaintiff seeks to represent all MUY Pizza delivery drivers in a nationwide collective action.
The plaintiff vehicle expense claims are common in the pizza industry. Most pizza companies follow the same basic playbook: the companies pay near minimum wage, they require the drivers to provide cars to make deliveries, they do not keep track of the drivers’ auto expenses, and they reimburse a per-delivery or per-mile amount for the drivers’ auto expenses that is not enough to cover the drivers’ expenses.
Plaintiff argues that the drivers should have been reimbursed for their vehicle expenses at the IRS standard business mileage rate, which is currently $.655 per mile.
If you are a delivery driver who believes you have a claim against MUY, do not wait to take action! Until you submit a consent to join form in this case, the statute of limitations on your claims will continue to run, meaning you are potentially losing damages with each passing week.
If you want to learn more, or if you have worked as a pizza delivery driver for MUY or any other pizza brand, 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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