Chipotle Allegedly Held ‘Cleaning Parties’ Where Employees Were Forced to Work Without Pay

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San Francisco Chronicle

Reprinted from The San Francisco Chronicle by Hayley Peterson on September 7, 2016.

Chipotle allegedly held “cleaning parties” where employees were forced to clean restaurants without pay, CNN Money reports.

Former Chipotle employee Araceli Gutierrez told CNN Money that as a member of the “prep crew,” she would come into work on her off days to attend the so-called “cleaning parties.”

Gutierrez says she was under the impression that she was getting paid for the extra time, but later found out she was never compensated…

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