Working is fast food is notoriously hard and underpaid work. Workers often do not receive benefits and cannot afford them on their own due to their low wages and varying levels of hours scheduled to work.
The very least a fast food establishment can do for their employees is to be honest when it comes to their pay. Papa John’s is currently under fire for allegedly misreporting employee’s hours, not paying overtime, and altering time cards.
Papa John’s pizza chain is a franchised business. The owner of the establishments that violated employee rights is Emstar Pizza Inc. who were ordered by a judge to pay $800k back to employees, both current and past, as punishment for their devious business tactics.
Many people are also pointing out how incredibly wealthy the owner of Papa John’s, John Schnatter, is in comparison to the pitiful wages and lack of health benefits offered to his employees. Schatter owns three humongous homes loaded with more amenities than a country club.
It is likely that Papa John’s will face further legal trouble from the National Labor Relations Board for wage theft. In 2014 McDonald’s was reprimanded for the same charges so there is no doubt that the #3 pizza chain in the U.S. is not out of the woods yet.