Chipotle sued for failing to pay employees overtime

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Chipotle Mexican Grill is being hauled to court again — this time for allegedly not paying certain employees overtime.

The suit, filed in a NJ federal court, alleges that management trainees at the burrito chain were wrongly denied OT pay beginning on Dec. 1.

At issue is a federal rule — enacted in the waning weeks of the Obama administration — that mandates any non-manager making less than $47,476 a year get paid overtime.

The rule was supposed to go into effect Dec. 1 — but was blocked by a Texas judge before it was implemented. The Trump administration is appealing the judge’s ruling.

Before the rule was challenged, Chipotle converted its management trainees to hourly workers — whereby they would be paid OT, it is alleged.

But a month later, after the Texas ruling, Chipotle converted the workers’ pay back to former salaries — thus making them ineligible for overtime, the suit claims.

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