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Fight Wage Theft Blog

Chris Marlborough is a class action attorney representing workers seeking wages owed to them by their employers.  

The corporations call this wage and hour litigation, those on the side of the workers call it wage theft.

This blog will explore the civil and criminal legal aspects of the American wage theft crisis as well as its social, economic and moral implications.

NY Increases Minimum Wage and Adds Paid Family Leave Benefit for 2018
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New York State Minimum Wage Increases Minimum wage workers in New York will receive pay increase in 2018 in accordance with state law signed in 2016.   The minimum wage is based on the county in which the employees work and within New York City, whether the employer has more than ten employees, whether they work…

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New York Will Finally Raise Its Tipped Minimum Wage To $7.50
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Yesterday, New York’s Acting Commissioner of Labor, Mario J. Musolino, issued an Order in response to the recommendations of the NY Wage Board, commissioned by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo last year. The order will raise the minimum cash wage for tipped workers from $4.90-$5.65 per hour to $7.50 per hour. The increase is expected…

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New York AG Proposes Payroll Card Reform
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This morning, New York Attorney introduced the Payroll Card Act, proposed legislation regulating the use of payroll cards. Mandatory use of payroll cards has been roundly criticized by workers and numerous government agencies because of the lack of consumer choice and exposure to unfair, unavoidable, and/or hidden fees.   In announced the legislation, Attorney General…

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NY Wage Theft Prevention Act Amendments Target Dishonest Employers
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On December 29, 2014, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation amending the New York Labor law. The bill includes several amendments to the 2010 Wage Theft Prevention Act. Most of the new amendments go into effect on February 27, 2015. Here are a few of the effects of the new law: Reduces Written Notification…

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Not So Happy New Year For NY’s Tipped Workers
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Minimum wage workers in New York State will be ringing in the new year with a raise.  Beginning today, the State’s minimum wage has increased from $8.00 to $8.75 per hour.  The news is not so good for the tens of thousands of New York workers who survive on customer tips. Under certain circumstances, employers can pay tipped…

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A Grimm Confession
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In May 2014, we reported here that Republican Congressman Michael Grimm had been indicted on tax fraud and perjury charges related to a wage theft lawsuit against him.  Despite the pending charges, Mr. Grimm handily won re-election last November. On December 23, 2014, Congressman Grimm pled guilty to aiding and assisting in the preparation of false and…

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A Cautionary Tale for Restauranteurs
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The Brothers Grimm were renowned for recording cautionary folklore tales. For example, the story of Hansel and Gretel teaches us not to wander too far from home and to think twice before leaving a trail of breadcrumbs. Recently, another cautionary tale has been told by federal prosecutors concerning Republican Congressman Michael Grimm. Restaurateurs who steal…

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