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, filed by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Lorelei Salas, seeks more than $1 million in combined fines and restitution for more than 2,600 workers, according to a Tuesday announcement.
But Chipotle claims it complies with all pertinent laws and called the city’s charges “unnecessary.”
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.
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