Issues: Labor

Senator Addabbo's statement on education bill S.3501B

Queens, NY, March 1, 2011NYS Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr., a member of the Senate's Education Committee, released the following statement on education bill S.3501B, scheduled for a vote today:

 

March 1, 2011
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Committee Meeting: Labor Meeting

Senate Standing Committee on Labor Senator Joseph E. Robach, Chair 11:30 AM, Tuesday, March 1, 2011 Room 804 LOB

March 1, 11:30 AM - 11:34 AM
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Public Hearing: Joint Legislative Public Hearing on 2011-2012 Executive Budget Proposal: Topic "Workforce Issues"

Joint Legislative Public Hearing Notice and Testimonies for Workforce Issues info.

March 2, 9:30 AM - 12:43 PM
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Statement From Senate Democratic Leader John L. Sampson On Passage Of The New York Jobs Tax Credit

We need to create good-paying jobs for the middle class. We must finally reverse the job losses that have forced generations of New Yorkers to leave our state in order to support their families.  By investing in small businesses and providing smart tax credits to spur job creation, we can create the lasting jobs and strong businesses New York needs to sustain economic growth.

January 19, 2011
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January 14, 2011
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NY Law Protects Workers From Wage Theft

by Vanessa Price on December 14, 2010

 Share New York Governor, David Paterson signed a bill into law which would protect wage earners from theft this week as a result of continued lobbying from advocates of immigrants and labor unions.

Under previous NY law, if employers stole worker wages, the penalty was to pay the money back to the wage-earner with a 25% penalty.

December 23, 2010
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New York Cracks Down On Wage Theft

Source: Governor of New York Posted on: 14th December 2010Governor David A. Paterson has signed into law S.8380/A.11726, the Wage Theft Prevention Act.

The Wage Theft Prevention Act addresses the failure by employers to pay statutorily-mandated minimum wages and overtime by requiring annual notifications of wages, expanding notifications, enhancing available remedies for wage law violations and strengthening whistleblower protections.

The Governor also announced that he has acted on ten additional bills.

December 23, 2010
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WAGE THEFT PREVENTION ACT

by New York Real Estate Lawyers Blog on 14. Dec, 2010 in Public Interest

Governor Paterson Signs Wage Theft Prevention Act Yesterday, Governor David A. Paterson signed into law S.8380/A.11726, the Wage Theft Prevention Act, which addresses the failure by employers to pay statutorily-mandated minimum wages and overtime by requiring annual notifications of wages, expanding notifications, enhancing available remedies for wage law violations and strengthening whistleblower protections. The Governor also announced that he has acted on ten additional bills.

December 23, 2010
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Paterson Signs ‘Wage Theft’ Bill into Law

The Business Review - by Adam Sichko Date: Tuesday, December 14, 2010, 8:28am EST ..Related News

By the numbers: Fewer Americans patronizing the arts.New York Gov. David Paterson signed a bill into law on Dec. 13 that creates more paperwork and regulatory hurdles for business owners.

“They say that New York is the safest big city in the world. Tell that to the thousands of New Yorkers who are robbed each week by their employers,” said Sen. Diane Savino (D-Staten Island/Brooklyn).

“For too long, penalties for employers who steal or underpay their workers have been so low that it was simply the cost of doing business,” Savino said.

December 23, 2010
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Paterson Signs Bill Expanding Worker Protections

By: Bobby Cuza

A bill signed into law Monday by Governor David paterson targets employers who illegally underpay their workers -- a practice advocates say is all too common. NY1's Bobby Cuza filed the following report.State officials say it happens all the time: New Yorkers getting ripped off by their employers who pay them less than minimum wage, fail to pay proper overtime or otherwise illegally withhold wages.

December 23, 2010
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Governor Paterson Signs Wage Theft Prevention Act

ALBANY, NY (12/13/2010)(readMedia)-- Governor David A. Paterson today signed into law S.8380/A.11726, the Wage Theft Prevention Act, which addresses the failure by employers to pay statutorily-mandated minimum wages and overtime by requiring annual notifications of wages, expanding notifications, enhancing available remedies for wage law violations and strengthening whistleblower protections. The Governor also announced that he has acted on ten additional bills.

December 23, 2010
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Sunnyside Worker Says His Wages Were Stolen

by Elizabeth Daley, Editor12/16/2010    At a rally outside an Associated Supermarkets store in Sunnyside last Friday, Sergio Guzman, a Latino immigrant, claimed he had not been compensated for his labor.       Whether Duran is guilty of wage theft remains to be seen, but according to state Sen. Diane Savino (D-Staten Island and Brooklyn), studies indicate that a large number of employees are earning less than state-mandated minimum wage and aren’t receiving the correct amount of overtime pay.    As a result, on Monday, Gov. Paterson signed the Wage Theft Protection Act into law. The measure increases penalties for employers who don’t follow the law.    ©Queens Chronicle 2010

December 23, 2010
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2009-2010 Report of the New York State Senate Standing Committee on Labor

This report reviews the accomplishments of the Senate Labor Committee during the 2009 and 2010 legislative sessions, including the approval of landmark legislation to protect construction workers, domestic workers, and low-wage workers. Please see the report, below, for information on the Labor Committee's activities over the past two years.

File: 
Labor Committee Report 2009-2010.pdf

December 22, 2010
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ADDABBO: WAGE THEFT PROTECTION ACT NOW IS LAW

Co-sponsored Bill S.8380 Penalizing Employers Who Hold Back Wages and Overtime Pay Law Protects Workers from Unethical Treatment in the Workplace 

December 21, 2010
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Wage Theft Prevention Act Signed Into Law

Today, Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins announced Wage Theft Prevention Act (S8380), legislation she co-sponsored in the Senate, has been signed into law by Governor David A. Paterson. This new law will effectively expand workplace rights of employees by requiring employers not only to provide employees with necessary wage information, but put in place sanctions for employers who fail to properly pay their workers full earned wages and overtime.

December 14, 2010
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Wage Theft Protection Act Signed Into Law

Law protects workers from unethical treatment in the workplace

December 13, 2010
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December 9, 2010
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Crime and Punishment

Just Try Stealing From Your Workers Once This New Law Goes On the BooksBy Tom Robbins, Thu., Dec. 2 2010 @ 8:46AM Categories: Albany, Crime and Punishment, Featured, Labor, Tom Robbins  Morgan Schweitzer

You don't get to celebrate too many victories on the state legislative level these days, but there should be a few loud cheers for its passage this week of a new law that makes it a bigger crime to steal wages from your workers.The bill means the next time an employer flips off a worker like Vicente Martinez Ávila -- whose story of working hundreds of hours of overtime in a Brooklyn cemetery for nothing is told in this week's Voice -- he risks getting slammed with tough penalties.

December 9, 2010
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State Legislature OKs Savino-Sponsored Wage-Protection Bill

State Legislature OKs Savino-sponsored wage-protection bill Published: Thursday, December 02, 2010, 7:52 AM     Updated: Thursday, December 02, 2010, 7:59 AM Tom Wrobleski

STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- State Sen. Diane Savino hailed Assembly passage yesterday of a bill she sponsored in the Senate, which she said would protect workers from "unscrupulous employers" who "steal" their earnings by paying less than minimum wage.

"Stealing from employees not only hurts families, it hurts communities," said Ms. Savino (D-North Shore/Brooklyn). "It also makes honest employers less competitive."

But Staten Island business leaders said the new measure could drive up costs for borough small businesses and consumers.

December 9, 2010
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