Chipotle Seeks Contempt Order Over DOL Overtime Rule Suit

Law360, Dallas (August 1, 2017, 5:20 PM EDT) -- A putative class action brought by Chipotle employees in New Jersey alleging that they are owed overtime under U.S. Department of Labor regulations that were enjoined in November merits a contempt finding against the workers’ counsel, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. told a Texas federal judge on Tuesday.

Chipotle said that plaintiff Carmen Alvarez and her counsel “intentionally disregarded” a November order from U.S. District Judge Amos L. Mazzant III that bars the DOL from implementing its controversial expansion of overtime protections when Alvarez filed a putative class action on behalf of managerial apprentices who argued they were misclassified as exempt from overtime....

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