Casey’s denies abusing pizza delivery drivers

Recent lawsuit claims workers lose more than $4 per hour on the job

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — In a new report from the Iowa Capital Dispatch, Casey’s general store denied allegations that it harmed delivery drivers.

The company operates approximately 2,300 stores in 16 states, including Nebraska. Casey’s reportedly pays its drivers a flat rate of $2 per delivery, but does not track drivers’ vehicle expenses or attempt to reimburse them for gas and other vehicle-related expenses.

According to a lawsuit filed last fall, the lump sum payment plan strips Casey’s drivers at a rate of 23 cents per mile, a calculation based on deliveries averaging 6 miles.

It says drivers only earn 33 cents per mile when everything is added up, while the IRS standard mileage rate is 56 cents per mile.

The lawsuit goes on to claim that if Casey’s drivers make an average of three 6-mile deliveries per hour, they “reimburse” their employer $4.14 per hour from their own earnings ($1.38 per delivery, multiplied by three deliveries per hour).

Casey’s has denied any wrongdoing and said plaintiff’s claims are, at least in part, barred by the statute of limitations.

A judge has yet to rule on the decisions.


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