Chipotle restaurant in New York CityChipotle restaurant in New York City

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and city officials announced Tuesday that they have agreed to pay 20 million dollars to thousands of workers who have violated their schedules.

According to the mayor's office, it is the largest fair workweek settlement in the U.S. The office of Adams said that there would be $1 million in civil penalties.

According to the mayor's office, the settlement was the result of a city investigation that began after 160 employees and a union filed complaints against the company.

The investigation found that the company failed to give employees their schedules 14 day in advance, and that they were not allowed to use accrued safe and sick leave.

The paid safe and sick leave law went into effect in New York City in 2014; and the fair workweek law went into effect in New York.

The settlement states that anyone who worked in an hourly position in New York City between November 26, 2017 and April 30, 2022, will be paid $50 for every week worked. The mayor's office said that former employees need to file a claim to get their money.

Scott Boatwright said in a statement that the company is pleased with the outcome.

Boatwright said that they have implemented a number of compliance initiatives, including additional management resources and adding new and improved time keeping technology, to help their restaurants.

The statement from New York can be found here.