Baron & Budd Investigating Papa John’s for Allegedly Failing to Pay Employees for Training Time

Reports indicate many employees may not have been compensated for online training, which may be a violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act

DALLAS – December 14, 2017 – The national law firm of Baron & Budd announced today it is investigating cases on behalf of current and former Papa John’s employees who may not have been paid all wages due to them for time spent participating in online training. Headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, Papa John’s International, Inc. (NASDAQ: PZZA), advertises that it is the world’s third-largest pizza delivery company.

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) is the controlling federal statute regarding employee compensation. It states that employees must be paid for participating in job-related training required by employers.

Current and former Papa John’s employees may not have been paid for time spent in online corporate training programs including how to deliver pizzas and greet people, how to make certain pizzas, and which included quizzes and modules. Requiring employees to complete mandatory, job-related training without pay violates the FLSA, and as a result, Papa John’s may owe thousands of employees compensation for unpaid wages.

“The simple fact is participating in employer-required training – either in a classroom setting or online – is work,” said Allen Vaught, head of the Employment Law Group at Baron & Budd. “If a company requires training, employees deserve to be fairly compensated for that time.”

If you are a current or former employee of Papa John’s and were not compensated for completing mandatory training within the past four years, please get in touch with an attorney with Baron & Budd by calling 866-700-8994.


The law firm of Baron & Budd, P.C., with offices in Dallas, Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Austin, Los Angeles, and San Diego, is a nationally recognized law firm with a nearly 40-year history of “Protecting What’s Right” for people, communities and businesses harmed by negligence. Baron & Budd’s size and resources enable the firm to take on large and complex cases. The firm represents individuals and government and business entities in areas as diverse as dangerous pharmaceuticals and medical devices, environmental contamination, the Gulf oil spill, financial fraud, overtime violations, deceptive advertising, automotive defects, trucking accidents, nursing home abuse, and asbestos-related illnesses such as mesothelioma.

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