Chipotle faces more labor complaints at New York City stores

Chipotle Mexican Grill is facing fresh claims that it violated New York City’s labor laws after the city sued the fast-casual restaurant chain two weeks ago.

Employees from five additional stores plan to file complaints with the city’s Department of Consumer and Worker Protection on Tuesday and to walk off their jobs at lunchtime, according to Service Employees International Union 32BJ, the union organizing the workers.

The violations make it hard for fast food workers to plan their lives, 32BJ President Kyle Bragg said in a statement.

“When fast food companies violate these provisions, workers lack the advance notice they need to plan other responsibilities such as second jobs, doctors’ appointments or childcare,” he said.

On Sept. 10, the city sued Chipotle, accusing it of violating its Fair Workweek Law by failing to provide schedules at least two weeks in advance and failing to pay premiums for last-minute schedule changes, among other claims.

The suit stemmed from complaints by more than 30 workers at five Chipotle restaurants in Brooklyn.

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