Although $1.3 million may seem like a large sum, for the mega-rich fast casual chain, is that actually a fair price? That math is quite jarring when you break it down. The total summation divided by the actual number of broken laws comes out to about $106 per violation, and that seems like a low price to pay for abusing child labor restrictions. Plus, Chipotle made approximately $5.5 billion in 2019 alone according to Forbes. One million is only about 0.1% of a billion, and Chipotle certainly has many billions in the bank. That means violating labor laws in such a horrific way and taking advantage of young people barely cost them anything.
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