Delivery Drivers seek to Take Back Unpaid Auto Expenses from North Carolina Domino's Franchise
Updated: Jul 2
Do you now or have you ever delivered pizza for Pizza Properties of North Carolina, a Domino’s Pizza franchise? If so, you may be owed back wages.
In June, Biller & Kimble filed claims for several current and former delivery drivers at Pizza Properties of North Carolina, Inc. seeking to recover the automobile expenses that they paid on the company’s behalf when they used their own cars to make deliveries.
The drivers allege that federal law requires Pizza Properties of North Carolina to either (1) track and pay delivery drivers’ actual expenses, or (2) reimburse the drivers at the IRS standard business mileage rate, which is currently $.56 per mile. The drivers claim Pizza Properties of North Carolina did neither.
The drivers seek to recover the difference between the IRS rate and the reimbursement payments they received for each mile driven. The current IRS reimbursement rate for business-related travel is $0.56 per mile. So, for example, if a delivery driver was only reimbursed $0.25 per mile, that driver is potentially owed $0.31 for each mile driven on behalf of the company, plus potentially an additional 1x that amount in liquidated damages under federal law. This money can add up quickly.
To pursue their back wages, the delivery drivers have filed “arbitrations” against the company because, when they started their employment, they signed arbitration agreements. “Arbitration” is a private court-like process where the parties’ dispute is supposed to be resolved more quickly and quietly. In many ways, arbitration gives the workers an advantage. You can learn more about those advantages by clicking here: What is a "pizza delivery driver arbitration"?
Do you think that you may have been shortchanged by Pizza Properties of North Carolina? If so, complete the form below or call us at 513-202-0710 for a free and confidential case evaluation. The lawyers at Biller & Kimble have extensive experience representing employees in situations like this and can advise you about your options.
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