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BILL:

S.8208 (Robach) / A.10852 (Zebrowski)

Support

SUBJECT:

Increase Labor Department Enforcement Authority and Penalties

 

DATE:

June 13, 2008

 

This bill would change the standard for awarding liquidated damages and increase penalties related to the underpayment of wages.

The Business Council opposes this legislation and respectfully requests that it not be enacted by the New York State Legislature.