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Chipotle To Offer Sick Days, Paid Vacation To Hourly Workers

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) -- Chipotle Mexican Grill will soon offer its entry level, hourly employees some of the same perks its salaried workers get.

Among those benefits-- paid sick time and tuition reimbursement.

A spokesman for the restaurant confirms the changes will go into effect July 1st.

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.

Related: Chipotle Removes All GMO Ingredients From Its Food

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

Other big restaurant chains have been offering similar perks and better pay to workers.

Starbucks announced in April that it will cover the cost of our years tuition at Arizona State University's online program, giving full and part-time employees the chance to earn a bachelor's degree for free.

McDonald's also recently announced plans to raise wages for its workers, promising to pay at least $1 more than the local minimum wage to the 90,000 workers who work at its company-owned restaurants. However, the move does not apply to its franchise locations, which account for 90% of all McDonald's workers.


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