2 former delivery drivers sue Pizza Hut over company fees

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 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 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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