PAPA JOHN’S NEW YORK FRANCHISEE ORDERED TO PAY $2 MILLION TO UNDERPAID WORKERS

As we previously reported in October 2014, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman filed a civil action lawsuit against Papa John’s franchisee and its owner-operator for various labor law violations in New York City. Last week, New York County Supreme Court Justice Joan M. Kenney ordered the franchisee to pay more than $2 million in back pay, interest and damages for failing to pay hundreds of delivery workers overtime pay and shaving down their hours. The five pizza restaurants subject to the court’s orders are all located within Harlem.   Earlier this year, Attorney General Schneiderman also obtained a judgment against another Papa John’s franchisee and has also reached several out-of-court settlements with other fast-food franchises, including Domino’s Pizza.

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