D.C. Legal professional Normal Brian Schwalb stated Monday that Chipotle Mexican Grill can pay the town $322,400 and undertake a complete coaching and office compliance plan to resolve allegations of D.C. little one labor regulation violations, together with a whole bunch of cases through which the corporate did not abide by authorized caps on the variety of hours minors are allowed to work.
Chipotle has 20 eating places within the District.
“We applaud younger individuals who take the initiative to work along with going to high school,” Schwalb stated. “However the regulation limits the hours they’ll work to make sure that they’re wholesome, well-rested, and in a position to fulfill their obligations as to college students and to their households. Our investigation examined whether or not Chipotle violated legal guidelines supposed to guard their youngsters, and as we speak’s consequence continues the Workplace of the Legal professional Normal’s confirmed observe file of implementing D.C.’s labor protections to the fullest extent of the regulation. We are going to put this settlement to good use by serving to join District youth with apprenticeships and workforce coaching alternatives, constructing on our efforts to make sure that all younger folks within the District have the possibility to thrive and succeed.”
Schwalb’s workplace began investigating Chipotle’s labor practices after reviewing stories from different jurisdictions the place the corporate was alleged to have violated little one labor legal guidelines. Within the District, minors can't work previous 10 p.m. and solely as much as eight hours a day. Minors additionally can't work six consecutive days in a workweek and are restricted to 48 hours weekly.
Along with paying the $322,400 penalty and adopting a compliance plan, the corporate should present formal coaching on little one labor legal guidelines to administration and see that minor staff perceive the regulation.