Forester Haynie has recovered over 10 million dollars for pizza delivery drivers as of December 2020
The majority of the cases involve companies using incorrect mileage reimbursement rates. Paying low mileage reimbursement rates means companies are not properly compensating their employees and may be paying them under the federal minimum wage.
This page is updated regularly – if you have a potential pizza delivery driver case you think Forester Haynie can help you with with contact us today.
Minimum Wage Violations
Forester Haynie takes minimum wage and FLSA violations very seriously. There are limited circumstances in which companies are allowed to legally pay below the federal minimum wage. One such industry that takes advantage of this narrow exception is the pizza delivery driver industry. Pizza delivery driver lawsuits are one of our specialties at Forester Haynie.
Pizza companies not only try to cut costs by paying below minimum wage but also charge their customers delivery charges that typically are not passed on to compensate for the drivers’ already low wages. Even when companies do provide drivers’ compensation for their driving, delivery, and other out of pocket costs, the amounts provided are often well below the actual per milage costs drivers incur meaning many drivers are actually paying more out of their own pockets than companies are reimbursing them.
Mileage Reimbursement Information
Mileage reimbursement rates are managed by the IRS and are based on the average costs to own and operate a vehicle. By paying too little for mileage reimbursement, many employees end up paying out-of-pocket for gas, oil, and other common vehicle maintenance costs. These additional vehicle costs often mean that the employees wages average out to be below the federal hourly minimum wage. Employees always have the option of calculating the actual costs of using their vehicle rather than using the standard mileage rates, but it is not the employees responsibility to do so. It is the responsibility of the employer to pay the employees a reasonable wage.
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 up front fees or case costs. Unlike many firms, we only get paid when you do.
We are gathering more cases and settling more suits each day. This page is updated regularly, check back for information about our updated pizza delivery driver cases, you can find our active cases here. You and your coworkers may have a minimum wage or overtime case. Contact us today to learn more.