Domino's Franchisee Wage Deal With Drivers Confirmed

By Suevon Lee (September 21, 2016, 5:11 PM EDT) -- A Georgia federal judge signed off Tuesday on a $995,000 arbitration award resolving a dispute in which a collective of pizza delivery drivers claimed one of the largest Domino's franchisees shorted drivers for their vehicle expenses to the point their wages fell below minimum wage.

The arbitral amount entered against franchisee Cowabunga Inc. and Cowabunga Three LLC is fair, adequate and reasonable, as are the $7,500 service award to named plaintiff Chadwick Hines and the designated one-third portion of the fund to his counsel in attorney's fees, U.S. District Judge Leigh Martin May's order said.

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