SEC Joins Probe of Chipotle Hiring Practices

SEC Joins Probe of Chipotle Hiring Practices

Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc received a subpoena from the Securities and Exchange Commission as part of an expanding investigation into its alleged hiring of undocumented workers.  The Denver-based company fired about 500 employees more than a year ago following audits by the Department of Homeland Security's Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arm.  Chipotle said on Friday that it received the subpoena May 17 and that it intends to fully cooperate with the SEC's investigation.  Homeland Security and the criminal division of the U.S. Attorney's office for Washington, D.C., already are conducting probes into the company's compliance with immigration laws." - Reuters, May 18, 2012.

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