Sunnyside Worker Says His Wages Were Stolen
by Elizabeth Daley, Editor
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