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Utah Delivery Driver Files Suit Alleging FLSA Violations

Another pizza delivery driver lawsuit has been brought by former Utah pizza delivery driver Shannon Gifford against DR Pizza, Inc. and owner David Kearns. The company presently operates several Domino’s Pizza franchises in Utah. The lawsuit alleges that the company uses flawed methods of reimbursement for pizza delivery driver mileage. Delivery drivers use their personal vehicles to deliver food to customers and are responsible for the costs accrued. These costs include gasoline, maintenance and repairs, insurance, and depreciation. Consequently, pizza delivery drivers are not left with much because these vehicle costs cut into the wages they earn. Further, the mileage reimbursement rates provided to the drivers fall below any reasonable estimate of the expenses the pizza delivery drivers incur and are below IRS mileage reimbursement rate, causing their wages to fall below the federal minimum wage.

The case is called Gifford v. DR Pizza, Inc. et al, pending in the District of Utah.

Case Updates

April 11, 2024 – End of Notice Period

January 12, 2024 – Beginning of Notice Period

December 4, 2023 – Conditional Certification Granted for a Class of Similarly Situated Pizza Delivery Drivers

November 8, 2022 – FLSA Collective Action Complaint Filed

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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 pizza 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 up front fees or case costs. Unlike many firms, we only get paid when you do.

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