Pizza Hut Drivers’ FLSA Action Stays Warm

Law360, Washington (June 3, 2011, 5:59 PM EDT) -- A Colorado federal judge on Friday refused to toss a putative class action brought by pizza delivery drivers who claim a major Pizza Hut franchise operator shorted them for driving expenses, knocking their pay below minimum wage.

The suit was filed by a WKRP Management LLC employee in July 2009, and five others have since joined as plaintiffs. According to an amended complaint in the case, WKRP — which operates Pizza Hut stores in Colorado, Kansas, Missouri and New Mexico — uses a reimbursement formula that...
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