Dear friends of workers’ justice:
Please read this press release from Make The Road New York. This organization has been working to pass the Wage Theft Protection Act for several years and their work paid off yesterday when the New York State Assembly passed the historic Wage Theft Prevention Act (WTPA), a landmark legislation that will significantly increase penalties and improve enforcement of the New York State laws protecting workers from wage theft.
More information from the New York State senate page:
We applaud our legislators for doing the right thing in support of all workers in New York State and will continue to advocate and stand up in solidarity with workers to make employers who steal wages accountable for their actions with the law on our side.