Forester Haynie filed a class action lawsuit against Hoogland Foods, LLC (Marco’s Pizza franchise in Indiana) for failing to pay their delivery drivers the federal minimum wage. The case is called Sutherlin v. Hoogland Foods, LLC et al., pending in Federal Court in the Northern District of Indiana.
The lawsuit alleges that instead of reimbursing delivery drivers for the costs of using their personal vehicles, the pizza franchise uses a flawed method to determine reimbursement for delivery drivers’ mileage. These rates fall below any reasonable estimate of the expenses the drivers incur, causing their wages to fall below the federal minimum wage.
If you have ever been a delivery driver at one of the many stores owned by Hoogland Foods, LLC and want to join this class action, click the link below.