A lawsuit has been filed against D & S Pizza, Inc. and owner, Duane L. Carson, Jr. on behalf of Feather Trott, a former delivery driver for D & S Pizza. The delivery driver lawsuit is alleging that the company violated the Fair Labor Standards Act by improperly reimbursing drivers. Additionally, delivery drivers are using personal vehicles to deliver food to customers and are responsible for the costs. These costs are usually gasoline, maintenance and repairs, insurance and depreciation. Consequently, delivery drivers are not left with much. These rates fall below any reasonable estimate of the expenses the delivery drivers incur. This is causing their wages to fall below the federal minimum wage. Additionally, the IRS increased the mileage rate to 62.5 cent per mile through December 2022. This comes as a response to rising gas prices.
The case is called Trott v. D & S Pizza, Inc. et al, pending in the US District Court for the District of Minnesota.
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Forester Haynie takes minimum wage and FLSA violations very seriously. These violations happen because limitations within the law allow some employers to pay their employees below the federal minimum wage. Forester Haynie’s attorneys are dedicated to making sure that people are being lawfully compensated for their labor. More than $10 million have been recovered for delivery drivers across the nation. Case settlements often take time, so you will have to be patient with us while we fight for you. Forester Haynie does not charge our clients any upfront fees or case costs. Unlike many firms, we only get paid when you do.
Were you or someone you know a driver at a store owned by D &S Pizza, Inc.? If so, fill out the form below to see if you are able to join the lawsuit. For more information about the lawsuit and to speak to someone about the case, please call us at 844-999-WAGE.