Chipotle Failed To Reimburse For Workers' Shoes, Atty Argues

Law360, Los Angeles (April 17, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT) -- A lawyer seeking to represent more than 26,000 Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. employees asked a California judge Wednesday to certify a class suing the restaurant chain because of its “clear corporate policy” of not reimbursing employees for new work shoes it allegedly required them to buy.

At a sometimes cantankerous hearing, plaintiffs' lawyer Stephen M. Harris argued in favor of a motion for class certification, saying there was “clear evidence” that Chipotle deducted from workers' paychecks the cost of footwear in its “Shoes for Crews” program...
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