Updated: Sep 11, 2020
A former Jet’s delivery driver has sued the Jet’s Pizza locations in the Dayton, Ohio area, seeking unpaid wages and damages for the company’s alleged failure to fully reimburse the drivers for their automobile expenses.
The lawsuit alleges that delivery drivers
(1) drive their own cars to complete deliveries for the company,
(2) get paid minimum wage or close to it, and
(3) are not reimbursed for either their actual expenses (with receipts) or at the IRS standard business mileage rate (currently $.575 per mile).
The lawsuit claims that since these expenses serve the benefit of the company, the company must fully cover these expenses.
A U.S. District Court recently agreed with a different group of pizza drivers asserting the same claims. That court ruled that pizza companies have two options when reimbursing minimum wage delivery drivers who use their own cars at work:
(1) Keep records of the drivers’ actual expenses (like gas, insurance, wear and tear, and repairs) or
(2) pay the IRS standard business mileage rate (currently $.575 per mile) for each mile they drive while completing deliveries.
Read the full decision here: Hatmaker v. PJ Ohio.
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