Chipotle Mexican Grill has settled a lawsuit for $240,000 with former employees who accused the company of breaching federal law by closing a restaurant where workers intended to unionize. The Augusta, Maine, location was closed last year after workers filed a petition for a union election. The settlement requires the fast-food chain to place two dozen former employees on a preferential hiring list for other Maine locations and post a notice in dozens of stores in New England that it won’t discriminate against employees due to union support. Additionally, the company will pay each worker a varying amount based on their hours worked, pay rate and longevity before the store closure. Chipotle is facing 10 open unfair labor practice cases, but has settled four.

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