Chipotle Mexican Grill

Issues: Overtime Compensation


A lawsuit filed on November 15, 2012 against Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (“Chipotle”) alleges that Chipotle misclassified its Apprentices and Assistant Managers as exempt, denying them overtime pay for all the hours they worked over forty per workweek as required under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and New York Labor Laws (“NYLL”). Other affected employees are current and former Apprentices and/or Assistant Managers who work or have worked for Chipotle, at any location nationwide, within the past six years. Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP serves as counsel for Plaintiffs.

Apprentices’ and Assistant Managers’ primary duties were routine, non-exempt tasks including, but not limited to: greeting customers; serving customers; grilling and preparing food; and operating the cash register. Their primary duties did not include: hiring; firing; scheduling; or disciplining other employees. Apprentices and Assistant Managers spent the majority of their shift serving customers, working the assembly line and performing the same tasks as the hourly employees. Apprentices and Assistant Managers consistently worked over forty hours per workweek without ever receiving overtime pay. The lawsuit seeks to recover overtime pay for the overtime hours they worked in recent years and other damages.

Anyone who works or has worked at a restaurant, in a tipped or non-tipped position, within the past six years may have a wage claim. Please contact the employment lawyers at Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP, (212) 300-0375, to schedule a free consultation so that we can discuss your rights under the FLSA and the NYLL.

Contact Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP

Current and former Chipotle Apprentices and Assistant Managers, who have questions about the lawsuit, should contact Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP, (212) 300-0375. You can view the complaint here.