Valley Stream Domino's Pizza owners reach $390K settlement with state


The owners of Domino’s Pizza on West Merrick Road, as well as seven other locations in New York, reached a settlement last month after allegations of minimum wage, overtime and other basic labor law violations, according to a news release from New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

“In the past three years, my office’s investigations have revealed a consistent and outrageous record of disregard for workers’ rights by franchisees, and as we allege, with the full knowledge of Domino’s Pizza,” Schneiderman said in a statement.

Shueb Ahmed and Anthony Maestri, who own the Valley Stream location, owe their employees $390,000 in restitution after subjecting them to minimum wage and overtime violations. Ahmed will pay $150,000 and Maestri will pay $240,000.

Matthew Denman, who owns two franchises in upstate New York, was also part of the settlement. Denman will pay his employees $90,000 in restitution fees.

In his lawsuit, Schneiderman asserted that Domino’s encouraged franchisees to use payroll reports from Pulse computer system, even though Domino’s knew that Pulse under calculated wages. According to Schneiderman, Domino’s did make multiple updates to PULSE each year, but did not fix the errors that caused workers to be underpaid.

Ahmed and Maestri could not immediately be reached for comment.