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

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The logo of Chipotle is seen on one of their restaurants in Manhattan, New York, February 7, 2022.
On February 7, 2022, the Chipotle logo was seen at one of the restaurants in Manhattan, New York. Photo by Andrew Kelly /REUTERS

NEW YORK — The Chipotle Mexican Grill is now one of New York City's restaurants. A former worker has violated the city's labor laws, Mayor Eric Adams announced Tuesday.

Investigators said Chipotle's City of Fair Work Week violations included failing to post work schedules 14 days in advance and paying a premium for rescheduling. , including not providing available shifts to current employees prior to hiring. new employee.

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 outlets between 2017 and this year. This is the result of an investigation by the city's Department of Consumer and Worker Protection into a complaint filed by the local 32BJ of the International Union of Chipotle Workers and Service Workers of 160, city officials said.

"Today's settlement with Chipotle is not only a triumph for workers by securing up to $20 million in relief for nearly 13,000 workers, but it is also the largest labor force in New York City's history. As a worker protection reconciliation, we send a strong message: When workers' rights are violated, we will not sit on the sidelines," Adams, a Democrat, said in a statement.

Pursuant to the agreement, an hourly worker in Chipotle, New York City, for the week of work from November 26, 2017 through April 30, 2022, You are eligible to receive $50. Chipotle also he pays $1. She imposes a $1 million civil penalty on the city.

“We are pleased to have resolved 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 that it has "predictable scheduling and availability for those who want it." We look forward to continuing to advance our goal of access to working hours."

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