Papa John’s HQ pays up after franchisee stiffs workers — Business Management Daily: Free Reports on Human Resources, Employment Law, Office Management, Office Communication, Office Technology and Small Business Tax Business Management Daily

Papa John’s HQ pays up after franchisee stiffs workers

by on
in Compensation and Benefits,Human Resources

The Papa John’s pizza chain has come through for employees left in the lurch when a franchisee in Sacra­­mento abruptly closed eight stores.

The franchise owner, APNA Invest­­ments, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy without issuing final paychecks to the employees. They complained to the Sacramento office for the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division, which contacted Papa John’s corporate office to try to get the workers paid.

Papa John’s has a separate non-profit arm known as the “Franchise Team Member Relief Fund.” The company invited the workers to apply to the fund for their lost wages. To date, they have received more than $28,000 in back wages.

Note: Papa John’s corporate office mounted a proactive campaign via Facebook to reach out to the affected employees. Doing the right thing, even though it didn’t have to, delivered great publicity for the pizza chain.

Leave a Comment