Chipotle Reaches $15M OT Deal Amid 'Novel' DOL Rule Issues

By Bill Wichert (February 26, 2021, 9:01 PM EST) -- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. has agreed to pay $15 million to resolve class claims that the restaurant chain improperly failed to pay overtime to management trainees based on a controversial U.S. Department of Labor overtime expansion rule, according to a motion filed Friday in New Jersey federal court.

In what would end a legal battle that has stretched across the country, plaintiffs and former Chipotle employees Carmen Alvarez and Asher Guni urged the court to sign off on the agreement, citing the risks of further litigating "novel" legal issues surrounding the DOL rule and a Texas federal court order barring the...

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