Employers under fire

Employers under fire

Industry considers ways to protect itself amid government crackdown on illegal workers


The crackdown by federal immigration enforcement officials on Chipotle Mexican Grill has many restaurant operators wondering if they might be next.


The Denver-based fast-casual chain, with 1,100 units nationwide, was forced earlier this year to let go of a reported 450 employees in Minnesota after a sweep by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, uncovered that suspect documents had been used to verify eligibility for employment.


Although Chipotle officials have ma

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