October 3, 2018 / 12:27 AM / 4 months ago

Domino's franchise policies did not make it a joint employer - judge

A federal judge in Manhattan has ruled that common requirements that Domino’s Pizza Inc had for its franchisees did not make it jointly liable for their alleged wage-and-hour violations.

U.S. District Judge Alison Nathan on Monday said Domino’s regular inspections of more than 30 franchises in New York and Connecticut, and a provision in its franchise agreements prohibiting franchisees from hiring each other’s workers, did not give it the control over working conditions necessary to make it a joint employer under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and New York labor law.

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