Posted on Thursday, August 27th, 2015 at 6:48 pm
New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer is seeking over 1,000 workers that are owed $3.7 million in wages. The collection of workers was not adequately compensated for the work they performed when contractors failed to offer them the minimum wage for public projects over the last 10 years.
Each of the 1,056 workers is owed an average of $3,576 for the work they have performed over the years. The Comptroller’s office collected the money during litigation with several contracting companies. A total of 21 companies were banned from public projects within the city after it was discovered they were failing to pay employees.
The list of individuals that are owed money is currently on the official Comptroller website, as well as being posted on social media sites and around the city on paper fliers. The message is being played in eight different languages in order to quickly reach the workers.
You deserve to be paid the appropriate wage for what the work you performed. Contact the New York workers’ rights attorneys at Hach & Rose, LLP if your employer is withholding your rightfully deserved wages. For more information, call (212) 779-0057 today.