2 former delivery drivers sue Pizza Hut over company fees

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Posted: Aug 24, 2015 1:37 PM

SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) — Two former Pizza Hut delivery drivers are suing the company, claiming its delivery fees on orders illegally cut into their tips.

The Daily Gazette of Schenectady reports (http://bit.ly/1PuhInc ) the lawsuit filed in Albany federal court says the pizza chain violates New York labor laws by keeping delivery fees as a profit.

The suit alleges that Pizza Hut's mandatory delivery fees give customers the impression they are part of the tip, but drivers receive no portion of it.

William Lewis worked as a delivery driver for a Pizza Hut in Schenectady (skeh-NEHK'-ta-dee) from 2005 to 2012.

Attorneys for Lewis and Syracuse resident Samantha Crawford are seeking a class-action lawsuit that would consider all the company's delivery drivers.

A message left Monday at the company's Plano, Texas, headquarters seeking comment wasn't returned.

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Information from: The Daily Gazette, http://www.dailygazette.com/