Employees being made to work off the clock is the allegation at the heart of two class action suits against Chipotle for unpaid overtime and wages. A number of employees have "filed written statements describing how the restaurant's time keeping system would automatically punch them out at 12:30 a.m., even though they had to stay later to finish cleaning up." There are also allegations that employees were retaliated against if they questioned why they weren't paid for all the time they worked, and that they were required to attend mandatory meetings and not paid for that time either.
Both federal and Kentucky state law require that an employee be paid for all the time that they work. If they work more than 40 hours in a workweek, they have to be paid overtime. If a meeting is "mandatory," they have to be paid for that time, just like any other time they are required to be at work and are there working.
Lexington, Kentucky overtime lawyer Robert Abell helps individuals and employees recover the overtime and wages they've earned but not been paid; contact him at 859-254-7076.