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State returns wages stolen by employers to about 35,000 workers last year

pThe state Department of Labor has returned about $35 million in wages stolen by employers to 35,840 workers last year, which included almost $200,000 to 337 north country workers./ppCommon ways employers have stolen wages from employees include paying only tips, not paying an overtime rate for hours worked past 40 in a payroll week, not paying for travel time between work assignments in the same day, withholding final paychecks, charging employees for required uniforms or equipment and not paying for training time./pp“New York State will not tolerate theft of wages in any form, and any employer that attempts to unlawfully withhold wages from their hardworking employees will be held responsible,” Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said in a statement./p …read more

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