Chipotle Is Exploiting Judge’s Block On OT Rule, Suit Says

Law360, San Francisco (June 7, 2017, 6:39 PM EDT) -- Chipotle was hit with a putative class action in New Jersey federal court Wednesday alleging the fast-food chain has illegally relied on a Texas federal judge’s ruling blocking the U.S. Department of Labor from expanding overtime protections to avoid paying its workers overtime.

The suit argues that the DOL’s 2016 extension of overtime eligibility to millions of workers earning less than $47,476 per year is in effect, despite a Texas federal court’s ruling temporarily enjoining the DOL from implementing and enforcing it.

The suit claims the Texas ruling, in favor of a group of states and business groups, has no bearing...

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