You can call Pizza Hut the Jack of all restaurant employment trades. The international chain provides table service, takeout order service, and like most other pizzerias, delivery service to a specific area. With the different types of services comes a large number of job classifications. Takeout employees facilitate sales at the main counter and typically earn a higher wage than the wages earned by tipped employees such as servers and delivery drivers.
Although Pizza Hut has several different job classifications, every employee earns an hourly wage or if they work in management, an annual salary. Pizza Hut employees, whether through direct deposit, a bank card, or a paper paycheck, get paid on the same day every two weeks. Therefore, the answer to the question “Does Pizza Hut pay weekly” is “no.”
Payday varies among the stores. One store might pay employees on Friday, while a store located just a few miles away pays employees every two weeks on Tuesday. The key is the Pizza Hut pay period covers 14 days of work. This means Pizza Hut employees get paid 26 times per year. However, some Pizza Hut employees do not get paid what they deservedly earned.
In 2018, Pizza Hut settled a class action lawsuit for $2 million for not paying delivery drivers enough to meet the minimum wage. This is just one example of the company not following the statutes written into the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). According to the FLSA, workers have the right to earn at least minimum wage, get paid time and a half for overtime, and receive the full compensation they earned in tips.
If you work for Pizza Hut and believe the company has committed a wage law violation, you should speak with one of the employment attorneys at Morgan & Morgan. We have helped clients recover unpaid wages, overtime compensation, and money not paid because of working off the clock. Not only do you deserve compensation for unpaid wages, but Pizza Hut might have to pay punitive damages as well.