Chipotle announces paid vacation, sick days for hourly workers

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Monday, June 8, 2015
This file photo shows the door at a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Robinson Township, Pa.
This file photo shows a Chipotle Mexican Grill in Robinson Township, Pa.

DENVER (WLS) -- Chipotle Mexican Grill will soon offer its entry level, hourly employees some of the same perks given to salaried workers.

Those benefits include paid sick time, paid vacations and tuition reimbursement. A spokesman for the restaurant confirms the changes will go into effect on July 1.

Chipotle executives first announced the news at a convention in Dallas last week, according to a report in Restaurant News. Executives hope the added benefits will help them recruit more high school and college students, and provide employees with more advancement opportunities.

Chipotle did not immediately respond to requests for more details on the benefits and what conditions employees might have to meet.