Starting April 12, the law increases fines and penalties for violating New York’s minimum wage and.
Violators will be liable for back wages, plus a fine equal to the full amount of the “theft” unless they can demonstrate they made the error in good faith.
The wage-theft bill was one of the last Paterson signed before his term ended and Gov. Andrew Cuomo took office Jan. 2.
Read more about the new law in "New N.Y. 'wage theft' law imposes stiff penalties on employers."
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