Department of Labor Announces $170,000 Settlement With 3 Brooklyn Papa John’s Pizza Franchisees for Failing To Pay Workers

The Department of Labor announced a settlement with the owners of three
Papa John’s Pizza franchise stores in Brooklyn, New York. According to the
lawsuit, the three locations violated minimum wage and
overtime requirements,
and took unlawful
from workers’ wages by failing to reimburse all work-related
expenses. In total, the owner has agreed to pay $171,895.12 in restitution and
damages to over 100 underpaid workers.

“Today’s settlement underscores a shameful track record of New York Papa
John’s franchisees cheating vulnerable workers to line their own pockets,”
said Attorney General Schneiderman.
“With this agreement, my office has won back more than $4.5 million for hundreds
of underpaid Papa John’s employees. We will continue to defend the rights of
all workers and fight pervasive wage theft
in the fast food industry.”

The agreement follows an investigation into the Papa John’s franchisees
that began in 2013. According to the lawsuit, the employer admitted having
violated the law by not paying workers the overtime wages required under the federal Fair Labor
Standards Act (FLSA) and state law, by not paying the workers an additional
hour at minimum wage when employees’ daily shifts were longer than 10 hours in
violation of New York State’s “spread of
regulations; and by not reimbursing the workers for the cost of
the uniforms that
they were required to purchase and wear. 


Share this article


Related Articles

뉴욕 한식당 임금 위반혐의로 고소

맨하탄 한인 타운 한식 바비큐 식당인 종로BBQ와 종로 곱창의 전 직원들에게서 고소가 들어왔습니다. 식당측은 팁적립에 대한 적절한 통지를 제공하지 않았고, 불법적으로 매니저를 팁 풀에 포함시켰습니다.

Read More »