New York State recovers $10.2M in stolen wages, on pace for record year in recouping money owed to workers

Thursday, May 5, 2016, 5:48 PM

ALBANY – State officials are on a record pace for recovering stolen wages, recouping $10.2 million for ripped off workers during the first three months of 2016, the Daily News has learned.

The Labor Department and other agencies returned the money to more than 17,000 workers who were not properly compensated by their employers, including 11,318 in the city, according to state figures.

“New York State has zero tolerance for employers who seek to cheat their employees of hard-earned wages,” Gov. Cuomo said.

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