Chipotle stock tumbles after New York City sues the restaurant chain

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration is suing Chipotle Mexican Grill, alleging it violated a city labor law that requires predictable schedules for fast-food workers.

Shares of Chipotle, which were down 4% prior to the announcement, tumbled further. The stock is trading down 5.7% Tuesday afternoon.

The lawsuit alleges that Chipotle violated New York City’s Fair Workweek Law, which went into effect in November 2017. More than 30 employees from five different Brooklyn locations of Chipotle filed complaints with the Department of Consumer and Worker Protection.

They allege that Chipotle failed to give estimates of work schedules and schedules two weeks in advance. The company also allegedly did not get consent for last-minute schedule changes or asking employees to close the store one day and open the following day. The lawsuit also alleges that Chipotle did not give pay premiums for those schedule changes or for working “clopenings,” as they are known in the retail business.

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