USA: New York City files $1 million lawsuit against Chipotle for violating 'nearly every aspect' of Fair Workweek law

Author: Rebecca Klar, The Hill, Published on: 12 September 2019

"New York City sues Chipotle, alleging 'Fair Workweek' violations", 10 September 2019

New York City officials are seeking more than $1 million in a lawsuit filed against Chipotle that alleges the fast food chain violated "nearly every aspect" of the city’s “Fair Workweek” law. 

The lawsuit...seeks more than $1 million in combined fines and restitution for more than 2,600 workers...The city said Chipotle failed to provide good faith estimates of work schedules and schedules two weeks in advance, failed to get consent and pay premiums for last-minute schedule changes, and failed to offer newly available shifts to current employees. 

The city said more than 30 workers from five different Chipotle locations in Brooklyn have filed complaints...over violations of the “Fair Workweek” law, and the department is investigating 11 Chipotle locations in Manhattan for similar alleged violations...

...Chipotle, however, said it is committed to “complying with all laws, rules and regulations pertinent to our business.”

“With respect to the Fair Workweek Law, Chipotle has been working cooperatively with the city to ensure we have systems and processes in place to comply with the law, so we believe the filing of charges was unnecessary. Regardless, we will continue to cooperate with the city and we are addressing any prior noncompliance concerns,” the company said...

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