class action news

Washington Post—Jonnelle Marte
06.07.2017

A lawsuit filed against Chipotle on Wednesday claims that a federal rule expanding overtime pay to millions of workers is in effect, despite an injunction late last year that banned the Labor Department from enforcing the regulation.

Gothamist—Emma Whitford
06.07.2017

Thousands of Chipotle workers in New Jersey are being illegally denied overtime pay though they consistently work in excess of 40 hours per week, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday in New Jersey Supreme Court. Outten & Golden partner Justin M. Swartz is quoted.

USA TODAY—Sophia Tulp
06.07.2017

A lawsuit seeking class-action status was filed against Chipotle Mexican Grill alleging the fast-food chain failed to adequately compensate some employees for overtime work under a federal rule that went into effect late last year. Outten & Golden LLP represent the plaintiffs with co-counsel.

thestreet.com—Amanda Schiavo
06.07.2017

[A] lawsuit was filed in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey against Chipotle ... claiming that a federal rule expanding overtime pay to millions of the fast-casual Mexican food restaurant chain's workers is in effect, The [WSJ] reports. Outten & Golden LLP represents the plaintiffs with co-counsel.

National Law Journal—Erin Mulvaney
06.07.2017

Carmen Alvarez said she was crushed when her employer, Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc., reversed its decision to pay her and her fellow workers overtime late last year, despite a new federal rule that she believed enabled her to receive time-and-a-half for work over 40 hours. Outten & Golden LLP represents the plaintiffs with co-counsel.

Reuters—Daniel Wiessner
06.07.2017

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc on Wednesday was hit with a proposed class action lawsuit claiming the company ...must comply with a rule extending overtime pay to millions of workers, even though it was blocked by a federal judge. Outten & Golden LLP represents the plaintiffs with co-counsel.

Law360—Dorothy Atkins
06.07.2017

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. Outten & Golden LLP represents the plaintiffs with co-counsel.