National restaurant chain Chipotle sued in New York over unfair labor practices

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has filed a lawsuit seeking at least $1 million in restitution from Chipotle Mexican Grill for workers hurt by widespread violations of New York CIty laws meant to protect them.

The suit claims the Mexican restaurant chain — which boasts more than 2,500 locations nationwide — failed to comply with New York City’s Fair Workweek Law, which bars employers in several industries, including fast food, from changing an employee’s schedule less than 14 days before the work date.

The law also requires bosses to pay their employees a $100 premium to work certain shifts and give current staffers the chance to work an available shift before hiring someone else to fill it, according to  officials and a notice released when the law was passed in November 2017.

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