2 former deliver drivers sue Pizza Hut, saying fees illegally cut into tips

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Two former Pizza Hut delivery drivers are suing the company, claiming its delivery fees on orders illegally cuts into their tips.

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

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

William Lewis worked as a delivery driver for the Union Street Pizza Hut in Schenectady from 2005 to 2012.

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

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


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