From 24 June 2013 to 24 January 2018, delivery drivers and in-store workers who worked for Domino’s and its franchisees in Australia were employed under a series of employment agreements that did not pay certain entitlements including (for example):
- 25% loading for casual workers;
- additional penalty rates for working after-hours, on weekends and on public holidays; and
- a laundry allowance to assist with uniform cleaning.
If delivery drivers and in-store workers had been properly paid under the Fast Food Industry Award, they would have received these entitlements. The Award also provided for a different (in some cases better) allowance for deliveries per shift as well as a minimum 3-hour shift.
The class action alleges that until 24 January 2018, Domino’s instructed most of its Australian franchisees to pay delivery drivers and in-store workers under the wrong employment agreements.
As a result, most delivery drivers and in-store workers in Australia were paid less than they should have been paid.