Unfortunately, most pizza delivery drivers are the definition of overworked and underpaid. Pizza delivery drivers often have three separate pay rates: in-store, out-of-store, and a mileage reimbursement rate. These different pay rates open a window for employers to take advantage of their delivery drivers. For 2021 the IRS suggested a standard mileage reimbursement rate of 56 cents per mile. Many delivery drivers only get about $1 per delivery, even though they often drive around ten miles per delivery. Although the in-store and out-of-store rates may seem to meet minimum wage standards, the poor reimbursement rate will reduce a driver’s actual pay. Most of the time, this results in divers making less than minimum wage, which is a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Pizza delivery drivers are constantly having to work off-the-clock, they are getting paid lower rates while inside of the store, and sometimes do not get paid for overtime. If we find any of these other FLSA violations, we also work to recover those unpaid wages for the delivery drivers. Employers should be held accountable for their violations.
Here is where Forester Haynie comes in. We help pizza delivery drivers recover the money that they should have gotten paid, if they were reimbursed correctly. When a delivery driver contacts us, we get started on the process right away. Sadly, in getting information, we regularly see more instances where these delivery drives are being taken advantage of.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to pursue a claim?
Nothing! Here at FH, we only get paid if we win money for you. You will not have to pay us anything out-of-pocket.
How do I know if I have a claim?
Unfortunately, almost every delivery driver will have a claim. If the situation above is similar to yours, you probably do.
I still work there, am I going to get fired if I do this?
No. There are retaliation laws that prevent employers from punishing employees in these situations.
I don’t have the time to be involved in this.
Good news, we do all the work and your time commitment is very minimal. We of course need some of your time to get your information, but other than that, these cases are very hands off for our plaintiffs.
I only worked there for a month, so I probably don’t qualify.
You still can, as long as there are FLSA violations and the dates are within the statute of limitations, we can still work to recover your unpaid wages.