Congresswoman wants Chipotle investigated for possible wage theft

DENVER BUSINESS JOURNAL - A U.S. Congresswoman wants the Labor Department to investigate Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. for possible wage theft.

Reuters reported U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Connecticut, is calling for the investigation, saying in a letter to the Labor Dept. that "wage theft disproportionately affects low-wage, hourly workers."

Earlier this month, it was reported that nearly 10,000 Chipotle workers accused the Denver-based company of wage theft in a two-year-old class-action lawsuit.

The lawsuit alleges that employees were forced to work "off the clock" without pay.

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