3K Chipotle Workers Dropped From Wage Suit

By Vin Gurrieri (August 6, 2018, 4:26 PM EDT) -- A Colorado federal judge on Friday trimmed nearly 3,000 Chipotle Mexican Grill workers from a collective action accusing the company of not paying hourly employees for off-the-clock work since they had signed arbitration agreements that barred them from pursuing claims collectively.

U.S. District Judge John L. Kane cut 2,814 opt-in plaintiffs from a hybrid class and collective action alleging the restaurant chain flouted the Fair Labor Standards Act and various state wage laws by not paying employees for pre- and post-shift work they were required to perform and failing to keep accurate wage records.

The judge concluded that those workers were...

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