Domino's Deal Heralds FLSA Woes For Fast-Food Chains

Law360, New York (February 4, 2014, 8:04 PM EST) -- An unusually large $1.3 million settlement scored recently by delivery workers from a Domino's Pizza Inc. franchisee over alleged Fair Labor Standards Act violations included some surprising provisions that go beyond the average deal and unexpectedly implicated the franchisor — a combination that should have other brand name restaurant chains worried, attorneys say.

While Domino's became entangled in helping to cover the hefty settlement for delivery workers affiliated with New York City franchisee DPNY Inc. through a unique set of circumstances — primarily DPNY's bankruptcy —...
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