Delivery workers of a Manhattan’s Domino’s franchise were awarded a $1.28 million settlement from the company.
The Times reported that about 61 delivery workers participated in the suit, which argued that managers at the Domino’s they worked at flaunted overtime minimum wage laws. The franchise has agreed to a settlement that will award each worker $400-$61,000 depending on how long they worked for the company.
Advocates for fair labor laws hope this will inspire other delivery workers and low-wage workers to take action if they are not being paid correctly. They hope it will make employers recognize that there can be significant cost to violating wage laws.
Workers at the franchise complained that the company did not give them lunch breaks, forced them to pay for their uniforms, and failed to pay them minimum wage for non-tipped work like cleaning.
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