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Former Employees Sue Pizza Hut Over Its Delivery Fees

The fees go to the company instead of the workers who actually deliver the pizza.

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Surprise: The "delivery fee" tacked onto your Pizza Hut order doesn't actually go to the hard-working driver who lugs that stuffed-crust to your front door. A lawsuit filed by two former employees in New York claims the chain is violating state labor laws by keeping said fees as profit, reports The Daily Gazette of Schenectady.

"The suit alleges that Pizza Hut's mandatory delivery fees give customers the impression that they are part of the tip, but drivers receive no portion of it," says the Associated Press. Attorneys for the two plaintiffs — one of whom worked as a delivery driver for seven years —  "are seeking a class-action lawsuit that would consider all delivery drivers for the company."

The Hut isn't the only pizza chain to get backlash from employees on shady fee practices: Last year, U.K. chain Pizza Express came under fire for keeping 8 percent of its workers' credit card tips, which it claimed was to cover credit card processing fees.

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