New York City sues Chipotle, alleging hundreds of thousands of labor law violations
April 29, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.
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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - DECEMBER 11: A person carries a take out bag outside Chipotle on the Upper West Side on December 11, 2020 in New York City. Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that indoor dining would close on Monday December 14th due to an ongoing spike in COIVD-19 cases. (Photo by Noam Galai/Getty Images)
New York City is suing Chipotle Mexican Grill, alleging that the company violated a law that requires fast food chains to give their employees more predictable, less hectic schedules.
New York (CNN Business)New York City is suing Chipotle Mexican Grill, alleging that the company violated a law that requires fast food chains to give their employees more predictable, less hectic schedules.
The suit alleges that Chipotle (CMG) didn't grant workers the required scheduling estimates and rarely gave that mandatory two weeks heads up.
And, the suit alleges, Chipotle didn't systematically go to current employees to offer them more shifts before hiring new ones — another of the law's requirements — leaving "thousands of employees in an involuntary part-time limbo. "
In addition to violating the scheduling laws, Chipotle failed to comply with the city's Paid Safe and Sick Leave law, according to the lawsuit.
The department started looking into Chipotle's labor practices in 2018, after it received complaints from more than 30 employees who said that Chipotle wasn't abiding by the Fair Workweek Law. It filed a lawsuit against the company in relation to those complaints in 2019.