"Our hands are tied," Chris Arnold, Chipotle's director of public relations, said at the time.
Now two of those former employees are suing Chipotle.
The former employees claim the company didn't pay owed wages and benefits in a timely fashion, in accordance with Minnesota law. What's more, they're seeking class-action status for all workers who were fired by the burrito chain after the immigration audit.
According to Arnold, all of the employees were given any wages due, bonuses and unused vacation at the time of their dismissal.