Chipotle Mexican Grill is paying a six-figure settlement after an investigation in the nation's capital "identified over 800 potential violations of Washington, D.C.'s child labor laws over the past three years.” D.C. Attorney General Brian L. Schwalb’s office alleges that since April 2020, the popular restaurant chain had employees under the age of 18 working more than eight hours in a day, more than 48 hours in a week and more than six consecutive days in a work week. .
The settlement also accuses Chipotle of violating the city's laws by allowing children to work after 10 p.m. local time.
Chipotle will pay D.C. $322,400 and has agreed to a new training and workplace compliance plan.
According to the settlement, the company "denies the District's allegations regarding violations of any child labor laws."