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MoneyAustralia's Domino's Pizza says it will defend itself against staff underpayment class action

14:26  28 june  2019
14:26  28 june  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Domino’s ‘exploited’ workers, says ex-employee fronting major lawsuit

Domino’s ‘exploited’ workers, says ex-employee fronting major lawsuit A class action lawsuit against pizza giant Domino's has sparked anger among former workers, who have learned they were potentially underpaid thousands of dollars. Law firm Phi Finney McDonald alleges that a significant number of delivery and in-store Domino's workers were paid less than they should have from June 24, 2013 through to January 24, 2018. "The class action alleges that Domino's improperly told its Australian franchisees to pay delivery drivers and in-store workers under the inapplicable employment agreements," Phi Finney McDonald said on a website devoted to the class action.

(Reuters) - Australia ' s Domino ' s Pizza Enterprises was hit on Tuesday by a class - action lawsuit over employee underpayment which the fast-food chain said it would defend itself against , but its shares fell more than 6% to a four-year low. The suit, filed by law firm Phi Finney McDonald in the Federal

(Reuters) - Australia ' s Domino ' s Pizza Enterprises was hit on Tuesday by a class - action lawsuit over employee underpayment which the fast-food chain said it would defend itself against , but its shares fell more than 6% to a four-year low. The suit, filed by law firm Phi Finney McDonald in the Federal

Australia's Domino's Pizza says it will defend itself against staff underpayment class action© Reuters/David Gray FILE PHOTO: A worker carries a pizza for delivery as he exits a Domino's pizza store in Sydney, Australia

(Reuters) - Australia's Domino's Pizza Enterprises said on Friday it did not mislead franchisees over payments to their employees and that it had not formally received court documents about a class action.

It reiterated that it will defend itself against the class action over underpayment of staff, although also said the lead applicant had not made any claim against his franchisee employer and no franchisee employer was party to the action.

According to the Australian Fair Work Commission, fast food employees are entitled to a minimum weekly wage of A$813.60 ($565.86).

Domino's to be hit by class action lawsuit

Domino's to be hit by class action lawsuit A class action lawsuit paid for by a London-based litigation funding giant will allege that Domino's Pizza franchises systemically underpaid workers for years.

(Reuters) - Australia ' s Domino ' s Pizza Enterprises was hit on Tuesday by a class - action lawsuit over employee underpayment which the fast-food chain said it would defend itself against , but its shares fell more than 6% to a four-year low. The suit, filed by law firm Phi Finney McDonald in the Federal

(Reuters) - Australia ' s Domino ' s Pizza Enterprises was hit on Tuesday by a class - action lawsuit over employee underpayment which the fast-food chain said it would defend itself against , but its shares fell more than 6% to a four-year low. The suit, filed by law firm Phi Finney McDonald in the Federal

The suit was filed on behalf of Australian employees who were employed as delivery drivers or in-store workers between June 24, 2013 and January 24, 2018, Phi Finney McDonald said.

The claim alleges that benefits mandated under the Fast Food Industry Award 2010 like casual loading, travel costs, penalty rates, mininum three-hour shifts and laundry allowances among others were systematically avoided by Domino’s.

“Domino’s workers should have been paid under the Award, but they were not. It is only fair that Domino’s pay employees what they’re owed,” Brett Spiegel, principal lawyer at Phi Finney McDonald, said.

The law firm added that the misconduct was revealed through an investigation spearheaded by the Retail and Fast Food Workers’ Union (RAFFWU).

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(Reuters) - Australia ' s Domino ' s Pizza Enterprises was hit on Tuesday by a class - action lawsuit over employee underpayment which the fast-food chain said it would defend itself against , but its shares fell more than 6% to a four-year low. The suit, filed by law firm Phi Finney McDonald in the Federal

(Reuters) - Australia ' s Domino ' s Pizza Enterprises was hit on Tuesday by a class - action lawsuit over employee underpayment which the fast-food chain said it would defend itself against , but its shares fell more than 6% to a four-year low. The suit, filed by law firm Phi Finney McDonald in the Federal

“Some workers are owed tens of thousands of dollars. It’s nothing short of a disgrace,” said secretary of RAFFWU Josh Cullinan, as quoted in the law firm’s statement.

A spokesman of Domino’s Pizza Enterprises, which is the largest franchisee of the Domino’s Pizza brand outside the United States, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

It posted a 9.2% fall in its first-half net profit in February. The company had also said it expected earnings before interest and tax (EBIT) for fiscal 2019 to be at the lower end of its guidance range of A$227 million to A$247 million.

(Reporting by Nikhil Kurian Nainan in Bengaluru; Editing by Paul Tait)

Pizza shop robbed by man armed with rolling pin and drill.
Police are investigating an alleged armed robbery at a pizza shop in Melbourne’s southwest overnight. It is alleged a man entered Sottile’s Pizza on Quarbing Street, Werribee just before 9pm yesterday and assaulted a staff member and the shop’s owner before fleeing on foot. A staff member was making pizza when the man reached over the counter and allegedly punched the worker in the side of the face.

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