Your $1 Pizza Slice May Be Costing Someone Else A Lot More

Photo: Courtesy of 2 Bros. Pizza.
Like getting a cheap manicure, eating dollar pizza is a cherished activity in the New York day-to-day. But the New York Daily News reports that, like manicurists, workers at your favorite $1-slice spot are probably severely underpaid. Employees at the ever-popular 2 Bros. Pizza have filed a class-action suit, alleging that they worked 60- to 70-hour weeks and were paid less than minimum wage, with no overtime. An attorney for the chain, which has 11 locations in New York City, insists this is not the case. “2 Bros. pays its employees in compliance with city, state, and federal law and categorically denies the claims made by the plaintiffs," he told the Daily News. More than a dozen workers are involved in the lawsuit, which was filed on Friday in the Manhattan Southern District Federal Court: “The allegations are unpaid wages, minimum-wage violations, overtime-wage violations" at all 2 Bros. locations over the last six years, the group's attorney, Adam Slater, explained. In February, a New York Papa John's was ordered to pay almost $800,000 in remunerations to workers who had not been paid fairly. In April, Domino's franchises came into the spotlight when New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced they would need to pay $970,000 for violating labor laws. Thus far, 2 Bros. has not responded to Refinery29's request for comment.