Under federal law, there is a limited set of circumstances when companies may pay below minimum wage. One such industry that takes advantage of this narrow exception is the pizza delivery business, where companies not only try to cut costs by paying below minimum wage rates but also charge their customers delivery charges that typically are not passed onto 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.
Because it is unlawful to pay below minimum wage hourly rates and for your employer to require you to functionally pay to work, you may have a claim for back wages. To find out more, click the button below!