Forester Haynie has filed a lawsuit against Southern Illinois Pizza, citing violations of the Fair Labor and Standards Act. The lawsuit alleges that Southern Illinois Pizza does not properly reimburse drivers for using their personal vehicles to deliver food. These costs include gasoline, maintenance and repairs, insurance, and depreciation. After these costs, drivers are earning less than the federal minimum wage. Southern Illinois Pizza owns and operates several Domino’s franchises across the state.
The plaintiffs are seeking compensatory and liquidated damages, court costs, attorney’s fees, interest, and any relief the court deems proper.
The case is called Wakefield v. Southern Illinois Pizza, LLC et al, pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Illinois.
If you have been a delivery driver at one of the stores owned by Southern Illinois Pizza and want to join this class action, fill out the form below.
About Forester Haynie
Forester Haynie takes minimum wage and FLSA violations very seriously. Delivery drivers are often taken advantage of because limited circumstances exist within the law that allow their employers to pay them below the federal minimum wage. Forester Haynie’s attorneys are dedicated to making sure that people are being lawfully compensated for their labor.
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