(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 Court of Australia, alleges that Domino’s misled franchisees by telling them not to pay delivery drivers and in-store workers wages as per industry standards.
Fair - Work - Commission - Food - Employees
According to the Australian Fair Work Commission, fast food employees are entitled to a minimum weekly wage of A$813.60 ($565.86).
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.
Claim - Benefits - Fast - Food - Industry
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...
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