Papa John's franchise ordered to pay $2 million to N.Y. pizza deliverers

 Most would say pizza delivery drivers have it bad enough with the lousy winter weather, crime threats to their safety and stingy tippers everywhere, but this case takes the cake.

Fortune.com reports a New York judge ordered a Papa John’s pizza restaurant franchise and its owner to fork over more than $2 million after short-changing hundreds of delivery workers and shaving hours from their paychecks, prosecutors said on March 5.

The judgment comes amid a national debate over minimum wage laws that has sparked protests by fast-food employees and prompted cities across the United States to propose wage increases for their lowest-paid workers.

Read more about the case of the ripped off Papa John's delivery drivers.