The U.S. Department of Labor and New York Attorney General Eric
Schneiderman have announced that four Papa John’s Pizza franchisees
have agreed to pay $469,355 for labor violations. Back wages and
damages will be distributed to 250 affected workers, to whom the franchisees
failed to pay minimum and overtime wages and failed to provide
one week’s worth of adequate uniforms.

“Once again, we’ve found Papa John’s franchises in New York that are
ripping off their workers and violating critical state and federal laws,”
Schneiderman said. “Fast food chains across the state should be on
notice: we will not stop until your workers are treated with respect and
paid lawful wages. Once again, I call on Papa John’s and other fast food
companies to step up and stop the widespread lawlessness plaguing
your businesses and harming the workers who make and deliver your
food.” See New York State Office of the Attorney General Press Release,
October 15, 2015.


Issue 581

About The Author

For decades, manufacturers, distributors and retailers at every link in the food chain have come to Shook, Hardy & Bacon to partner with a legal team that understands the issues they face in today's evolving food production industry. Shook attorneys work with some of the world's largest food, beverage and agribusiness companies to establish preventative measures, conduct internal audits, develop public relations strategies, and advance tort reform initiatives.