Wage Theft

Service provider accused of wage theft

A report released by a New York lawmaker on Jan. 4 accuses one of the nation’s leading Asian American nonprofit groups of rampant wage theft. The Chinese-American Planning Council’s published mission is promoting economic and social empowerment in the Asian community,...

State assemblyman alleges wage theft

A New York lawmaker released a report on Jan. 4 that accuses a renowned pro-immigrant nonprofit organization of rampant wage theft. According to the report, the Chinese-American Planning Council required many of its 4,500 home health aides to work 24-hour shifts and...

How can you file a wage theft claim in New York?

Living and working in New York can seem like the American dream for some people, but it might be a nightmare when your paycheck is late or you don't receive it at all. Wage theft is illegal, which means you have the right to file a claim if your employer refuses to...

Wage theft in New York’s construction industry

Wage theft is a serious problem in New York and throughout the country. That's particularly true in some industries, like construction. Recently, New York state passed a bill that may make it harder for employers to get away with wage theft on construction projects....

How are wages different for tipped employees?

When you work in the service industry in New York, tips make up a percentage of your income. But contrary to popular belief, that doesn't mean that your employer can pay you less than minimum wage. If you are not making minimum wage at your current job, you might have...

Is wage theft difficult to prove?

Wage theft could prove financially disastrous for its victims. Employees denied their salary and other legally owed funds might have a strong case for wage theft. New York is home to thousands of businesses, and unfortunately, some employers make wage theft a routine...

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