Chipotle OT Collective Action Gets Green Light

Law360, New York (June 21, 2013, 2:11 PM EDT) -- A New York federal judge granted collective action certification Thursday in a lawsuit accusing Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. of misclassifying workers as overtime-exempt executives, rejecting Chipotle's argument that the plaintiffs couldn't identify an illegal policy or plan with classwide impact.

U.S. District Judge Andrew L. Carter Jr. signed off on an order granting a bid by former Chipotle “apprentices," or assistant managers, Maxcimo Scott and Jay Ensor for conditional certification, giving them a green light to send notice of their lawsuit to a nationwide class —...
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