SEC seeks hiring information from Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc.

Photo with no caption

— The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has issued a subpoena to Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. regarding the Denver-based restaurant chain's hiring practices.

Chipotle said Friday that the subpoena it received Thursday requested information regarding its compliance with employee work authorization requirements, plus related information. It says it intends to fully cooperate with the SEC's investigation.

Chipotle has said it is under investigation by federal immigration officials and prosecutors over compliance with employee work authorization laws and regulations.

In 2010, following questions from federal immigration officials, Chipotle fired about 450 Minnesota employees who couldn't prove they were eligible to work in the U.S. Federal officials then requested worker authorization documents for employees in Virginia and the nation's capital. That investigation continues.

The company contends it is following the law.

  • Discuss
  • Print

Related Stories

Comments » 0

Be the first to post a comment!

Share your thoughts

Comments are the sole responsibility of the person posting them. You agree not to post comments that are off topic, defamatory, obscene, abusive, threatening or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be banned. Click here for our full user agreement.

Comments can be shared on Facebook and Yahoo!. Add both options by connecting your profiles.

Features