NEW YORK – Now that New York has approved a hike in the minimum wage, labor advocates want to be sure workers can collect what they’re owed.
Wage theft – the failure to pay workers what they earn – is still a common problem. Last year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo launched a major campaign to prosecute employers who don’t pay, but Sarah Ahn, an organizer with the Flushing Workers Center, said winning a judgment isn’t always enough.
“The employers have become very good at transferring their assets, closing down their shops, opening up under a new name, using these tactics to never pay these judgments,” she said.
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