The online shopping giant faces claims that it cheated workers of wages, overtime, and employment protections.
The New York Attorney General’s Office announced a settlement with four Papa John’s franchises for more than $500,000 in wage theft claims.
The order is the second against a Papa John’s franchise owner for wage theft this year.
The judgment is the latest victory against a fast food company for wage theft and another step in holding corporate owners legally liable for illegal acts of their franchise owners.
After a U.S. Senate bill proposing to clarify that corporations cannot use religious belief as a justification to opt out of certain kinds of insurance was blocked on the Senate floor this week, state senates are now picking up efforts to curtail the effects of the ruling.