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Senior Counsel, Labor & Employment Compliance

Newport Beach, California 610 Newport Center Drive, 92660
Senior Counsel, Labor & Employment Compliance (22032211)



Food served fast does not have to be a typical fast-food experience.  Chipotle has always done things differently, both in and out of our restaurants. We are changing the face of fast food, starting conversations, and directly supporting efforts to shift the future of farming and food. We hope you will join us as we continue to learn, evolve, and shape what comes next on our mission to make better food accessible to everyone.



Drives strategy to support compliance with labor employment laws, including, but not limited to child labor, fair work week/secure scheduling, meal and rest periods, sick pay, salary transparency, etc. Works collaboratively with our People Experience and Operations teams, among others, to keep them apprised of new developments in the law, provides interpretations of how the law applies to Chipotle's policies and procedures and makes recommendations on how Chipotle can best comply with the law.  Drafts and reviews Chipotle policies and procedures stay up to date with new and changing laws. 



In addition to following and supporting Chipotle’s policies and procedures, principal accountabilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Reviews and analyzes new labor employment laws (e.g. child labor, fair work week/secure scheduling, meal and rest periods, sick pay, salary transparency, etc.) for implementation and provides strategic advice on how Chipotle can best comply with the law.
  • Analyzes and reviews Chipotle's compliance with labor and employment laws and works collaboratively with People Experience and Operations to strategically develop and establish ongoing best practices for ongoing compliance
  • Works collaboratively with People Experience and other departments to draft policies and procedures to support compliance with employment laws
  • Manages audits by government agencies, including working with outside counsel when necessary and internal teams, to strategically drive the best outcome for Chipotle
  • Participates in the development of training materials regarding labor and employment laws in collaboration with People Compliance, Training and Operations Teams, among others.
  • Supports the litigation team by providing compliance-related materials, trainings and reporting, including research, preparing materials and coordinating responses




  • JD required
  • 5-8 years of experience working as a lawyer, paralegal, compliance manager or in an in-house environment analyzing laws. (Experience in a unionized environment preferred).
  • Proficient with MS Office - Excel, Word, PowerPoint, & Outlook.
  • Familiarity with Workday or comparable HRIS
  • Spanish speaking is a plus


Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. (NYSE: CMG) is cultivating a better world by serving responsibly sourced, classically cooked, real food with wholesome ingredients without artificial colors, flavors or preservatives. Chipotle has over 3,000 restaurants in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France and Germany and is the only restaurant company of its size that owns and operates all its restaurants. Chipotle is ranked on the Fortune 500 and is recognized on the 2022 list for Fortune's Most Admired Companies. With over 100,000 employees passionate about providing a great guest experience, Chipotle is a longtime leader and innovator in the food industry. Chipotle is committed to making its food more accessible to everyone while continuing to be a brand with a demonstrated purpose as it leads the way in digital, technology and sustainable business practices. For more information or to place an order online, visit



A reasonable estimate of the current base salary range for this position is $140,000 to $206,000. You are also eligible for annual cash bonuses and equity awards based upon performance and other factors. Actual compensation offered may vary depending on skill level, experience, and/or education. Chipotle offers a competitive total rewards package, which includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, 401k, sick leave, vacation time, and much more.  Visit


Chipotle Mexican Grill is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity at all levels. As a people-first company rooted in values, our purpose extends beyond serving nutritious food using real ingredients. It means hiring world-class individuals and fostering a culture that champions diversity, ensures equity, and celebrates inclusion. All qualified applicants, regardless of personal characteristics, are encouraged to apply.

Qualified applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or certain state or local laws. Please contact if you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability.

Primary Location: California - Newport Beach - 9998 - 610 Newport Office-(09998)

Work Location:
9998 - 610 Newport Office-(09998)
610 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach 92660

Job Legal Job Posting Nov. 15, 2022 Job Number 22032211

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