Hogue & Belong has filed a California class action lawsuit against Chipotle on behalf of workers on behalf all current, former, and prospective managers in California who suffered various California labor code violations any time between October 1, 2014 and the present. The lawsuit covers managers at Chipotle’s approximately 412 California locations.
Specifically, Hogue & Belong’s suit alleges that Chipotle pressured its managers to work off-the-clock during the performance of their job duties and job training without compensation. Additionally, the class action lawsuit alleges that Chipotle violated California meal and rest period laws by not providing its managers breaks in a timely manner as well as expected its managers to use their cellular phones without adequate reimbursement.
According to the Complaint, not only were managers impacted by Chipotle’s policies, but many current and former employees as well. The Complaint alleges:
• Current and former employees who worked between five and ten hours did not receive meal periods and did not receive compensation missed meal periods (known as meal period premium payments);
• Current and former employees who worked over ten hours without a meal waiver did not receive their second meal period and did not receive compensation for a second missed meal period (known as meal period premium payments);
• Current and former employees did not receive compensation for missed rest periods;
• Current and former employees did not receive accurate itemized wage statements; and
• Current and former employees did not receive timely payments upon termination.
[Link to Complaint] Read the full Complaint here.
As the lawyers who have filed this class action, we invite all current, former, and prospective managers/employees of Chipotle to come forward and share their stories of wage and hour violations with us by calling Hogue & Belong directly. Many have already done so, and we are helping them find restitution. The more people who come forward, the more leverage we have to recoup everyone’s losses.
If you are a current, former or prospective manager/employee and you believe you may have been impacted by Chipotle’s unlawful wage and hour policies between October 1, 2014 and the present, we want to hear from you. Please call (619) 238-4720. There is no cost or obligation.