NYC Papa John’s Franchise To Dish Up $172G Over Wage Violation

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ALBANY — State Lawyer Basic Eric Schneiderman on Friday continued to slice up Papa John’s franchises for dishonest employees out of wages.

Schneiderman introduced that Sandeep Singh, who owned three Papa John’s franchises in Brooklyn, has agreed to pay $171,895 to greater than 100 employees who had been cheated out of wages.

Singh, in accordance Schneiderman, did not pay employees time beyond regulation or further pay for shifts longer than 10 hours. He additionally didn’t reimburse staff for the price of their uniforms.

“Right this moment’s settlement underscores a shameful monitor document of New York Papa John’s franchisees dishonest weak employees to line their very own pockets,” Schneiderman stated, noting that his workplace has obtained greater than $four.5 million in again wages and penalties from Papa John’s franchises.

Papa John’s Worldwide, in a press release Friday, distanced itself from the actions of its franchise house owners.

“As an organization, Papa John’s believes that each one of its crew members needs to be pretty compensated in accordance with the regulation,” the corporate stated. “Papa John’s doesn’t management or dictate unbiased franchisees’ employment actions, together with the hiring, firing, and compensation of their staff. Papa John’s doesn’t function any company eating places within the State of New York.”

Singh operates franchises at 1016 Coney Island Avenue and 5804 fifth Avenue in Brooklyn. A 3rd retailer at 1612 Neptune Avenue has since closed.

As a part of the settlement, Singh additionally agreed to offer handbooks to staff, prepare supervisors on labor regulation, publish a press release of staff’ rights, and submit quarterly reviews to Schneiderman’s workplace.

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