March 28, 2014
By Stephanie West
New York, NY – Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman has announced settlements totaling $448,000 with six Domino’s Pizza franchisees, who together own 23 stores. The stores are located in New York City and Dutchess, Erie, Nassau, Rockland, Schenectady, Suffolk and Westchester counties. The settlement money will be distributed among approximately 750 minimum-wage employees who were underpaid by the franchisees.
“The violations in these cases demonstrate a statewide pattern of Domino’s franchisees flouting the law and illegally chiseling at the pay of minimum-wage workers, who struggle to survive as it is,” said Attorney General Schneiderman. “My office will be relentless in pursuing fast-food employers that underpay the hardworking people who are the backbone of their operations.”
Attorney General Schneiderman’s investigation found that from 2007 to 2013, the Domino’s franchisees violated numerous safety net labor laws designed to protect the lowest wage workers. The franchisees admitted to the violations of law outlined in the settlement agreements. The violations varied by location and time periodam