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Crackdown on Wage Theft to Begin


There will be major actions taking place to combat wage theft and protect paychecks of those who work in the State of New York.

Governor Kathy Hochul had announced that the Wage Theft Task Force, which is a combination and coordinated effort of the NY Department of Labor, NYS Attorney General, and District Attorneys, have secured felony convictions and agreements from more than a dozen businesses to pay nearly $3 million in wage restitution and contributions owed to NYS.

Governor Hochul: “I’m announcing today that the task force has recovered $3 million stolen during the pandemic. That’s for 265 workers who had their paychecks diminished because of the greed of someone else. Their families were affected and we’re going to make them whole. Since the inception of the task force, they’ve recovered over $11 million.”

The Governor also announced new efforts to double down on the success of the Task Force, launching a new hotline and developing a state-of-the-art online wage theft reporting system to create more opportunities for workers to report wage theft and receive what they are owed while protecting their privacy and safety.

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