On June 14, 2018, our firm filed a collective action lawsuit in federal court against Johnny’s Pizza. The lawsuit alleges that by requiring servers to share the tips they earn with dishwashers and others who are paid above minimum wage, Johnny’s Pizza improperly denies its servers the federally-mandated minimum wages required by the Fair Labor Standards Act. The lawsuit – Ricker v. Johnny’s Pizza, Inc. et al. – has been filed in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Newnan Division.
The lawsuit alleges that Johnny’s Pizza requires servers to share the tips they earn with dishwashers and others who are paid above the federally-mandated $7.25 per hour minimum wage. The lawsuit also claims that Johnny’s Pizza servers are required to perform non-tip producing work, like side-work, more than 20% of their day. As a result, the lawsuit contends, Johnny’s Pizza has violated the Fair Labor Standards Act. Ms. Ricker seeks compensation in the form of back pay for all hours in which she was paid below $7.25. She seeks such a recovery for all servers in Georgia who have worked for Johnny’s Pizza at any time in the last three years.
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