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Chipotle pays New York City workers $20 million for labor violations

Fast food chain Chipotle Mexican Grill pays New York City restaurant employee $20 million for violating city labor law

NEW YORK -- Chipotle Mexican Grill to pay $20 million to current and former New York City restaurant workers for violating city labor laws. , Mayor Eric Adams announced on Tuesday.

Investigators said Chipotle's violations of the city's fair work week law included failing to post work schedules 14 days in advance, paying a premium for rescheduling, and hiring new employees. It included failing to offer available shifts to current employees prior to hiring employees.

A settlement between the city and a California-based fast food chain covers approximately 13,000 employees who worked at the chain's New York City locations between 2017 and this year. increase. This is the result of ainvestigation by the city's Department of Consumer and Worker Protectioninto complaints filed by Local 32BJ of the Service Employees International Union with 160 of her Chipotle workers, the city said. officials said.

"Today's settlement with Chipotle is not only a victory for workers by securing up to $20 million in relief for nearly 13,000 workers, it is also the largest settlement in New York City's history. Sends a strong message as the Worker Protection Settlement for the United States: Under the

Agreement, any hourly worker in New York City Chipotle is eligible to receive $50 a week starting November 26, 2017. It worked until April 30, 2022. Chipotle will also pay the city a $1 million civil penalty.

Scott Boatwright, Chipotle's chief restaurant officer, said in a statement. , “Chipotle is committed to providing opportunities for all team members while adhering to the Fair Work Week Act.

It said it is taking steps to improve compliance through means and looks forward to "continuing to advance our goal of predictable scheduling and access to working hours for those who want it."

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