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Chipotle pays $20 million for violating New York City labor law

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{ NEW YORK (AP) — Chipotle Mexican Grill will pay current and former New York City restaurant workers $20 million for violating the city's labor laws, Mayor Eric Adams announced Tuesday. Did.

The settlement between the city and the California-based fast food chain covers about 13,000 employees who worked at the chain's New York City outlets between 2017 and this year. and This was the result of an investigation by the city's Department of Consumer and Labor Protection into a complaint filed by the Local 32BJ of the International Union of Chipotle Workers and Service Workers of 160, city officials said.

The deal is the largest worker protection settlement in New York City history, 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. As a labor protection settlement for the United States, we send a strong message: When workers' rights are violated, we will not sit on the sidelines," Adams, a Democrat, said in a statement.

According to investigators, Chipotle's City of Fair Work Week violations included failing to post work schedules 14 days in advance, paying a premium for rescheduling, and hiring new employees. Previously included offering available shifts to current employees. Under the

agreement, a New York City Chipotle hourly worker is eligible to receive $50 for the week he works from November 26, 2017 through her April 30, 2022. Chipotle also announced that he would pay $1 million to the city as a civil penalty.

“We are pleased to resolve these issues. ', said Scott Boatwright, Chipotle's chief restaurant officer, in a statement.

Boatwright said the company is taking steps to improve compliance through means such as improving its time management techniques, adding, We look forward to continuing to advance our goal of access to