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Delivering for Dominos a bad deal for drivers: Lawsuit

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A former Denver-area pizza delivery driver is suing a string of western U.S. Domino’s Pizza franchises, claiming the company doesn’t cover the full cost to deliver its pies.

Kaylee Wilson brought the federal lawsuit against her former employer, DFL Pizza, which owns 22 Domino’s pizza shops in Colorado, Oklahoma and Wyoming, the Denver Post reported Tuesday.

Factoring in the cost to buy, fuel, insure, maintain and repair a car, the company fails to cover the true cost incurred by its drivers delivering pizza, claims the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Denver.

The suit claims Domino’s delivery drivers are subsidizing the company because the costs of using their own cars for work means they get less than the federal minimum wage of $7.50 an hour, let alone the Colorado minimum wage of $10.20, as of Jan. 1, as reported by the Post.

Domino’s paid the driver $1.25 for the first delivery of each trip plus 62.6 cents for each additional delivery on the same trip. The company also paid her $6.28 per hour plus tips, according to the article.

The lawsuit requests class action status for drivers, who are seeking compensatory damages and reimbursement for the cost of litigation. Domino’s, based in Ann Arbor, Michigan, did not return calls for comment, the Post reported.