Largest Pizza Hut Franchisee NPC Faces Class-Action Lawsuit

""According to the Kansas City Business Journal, "A federal judge in Kansas has certified a class-action lawsuit against Overland Park’s NPC International Inc., the largest franchisee of Pizza Hut restaurants, for low-balling wages to delivery drivers."

"U.S. District Court of Kansas Judge John Lungstrum’s decision to certify a class of plaintiffs under the Fair Labor Standards Act allows a federal lawsuit against NPC to move forward. The lawsuit, filed by plaintiffs represented by Kansas City law firm Stueve Siegel Hanson LLP, claims that wages for delivery drivers for NPC-operated Pizza Hut locations fell below federal and state minimum wages because reimbursement for vehicle expenses was so low. It also claims that NPC pays managers and executives the Internal Revenue Service standard mileage rate — 51 cents a mile in 2011 — but not delivery drivers."

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