Marketplace morning report on NPR: Chipotle facing wage/hour lawsuits

After discussing various cases against Chipotle based on misclassification and off-the-clock work, the story goes on to claim that private wage/hour enforcement is rising in general. The reaction of the industry representative interviewed for the story is telling:

“Plaintiffs’ attorneys, the employees’ attorneys, became aware that this was sort of lucrative ground for them to cover,” [Lorrie Ray, an attorney at Mountain States Employers Council] says. “They started insisting that employers pay their clients for mistakes they’d made under the law.”

Oh, the horror! Workers insisting that employers don't make legal errors in paying them!

Have a listen, here.

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