Paterson Signs ‘Wage Theft’ Bill into Law

Diane J. Savino

December 23, 2010

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“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.

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