NY recovers $35M in stolen wages

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By Staff reports Posted Jan 12, 2019 at 9:58 PM ALBANY — Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced Wednesday that more than $35 million was returned to over 35,000 victims of wage theft in 2018. Since the Governor took office, the State has recovered and returned over $285 million to more than 250,000 workers — the highest total in the nation. “New York State will not …

Buffalo News: Contractor charged with lying about being a minority/women-owned business

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By Aaron Besecker in the Buffalo News A contractor has been charged with two felonies after claiming to be a state-certified minority or women-owned business when bidding on a project in Ellicottville, according to police. Bradley Kyler, 30, owner of Bucket Pro LLC, submitted a bid to the Village of Ellicottville engineer stating that his business had that state certification, Ellicottville …

Celebrating National Apprenticeship Week in NY and Nationwide

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Get to Know Your Local Unions During National Apprenticeship Week By Spectrum News Staff, Rochester Monroe County and UNiCON Rochester have teamed up to support local workforce development in honor of National Apprenticeship Week. In the Greater Rochester area, there are 15 local building and construction trade unions that provide apprenticeships where people receive classroom and on-the-job experience.  It’s something that Dave Young, the …

NY public works contractor arrested, accused of wage theft

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Authorities arrested a public contractor for allegedly skimming from his employees’ paychecks. Stephon Johnson | 8/23/2018 This week, New York State Attorney General Barbara Underwood and Port Authority Inspector General Michael Nestor announced the arrest of Marjan Kasapinov, 63, for allegedly taking more than $40,000 in wages and benefits from 28 workers employed to work on a publicly funded construction …

US prosecutors target construction firms that “institutionalise theft” from their own workers

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A recent spate of criminal prosecutions in New York and California against builders who don’t pay their workers the agreed wage suggests a hardening mood against corporate graft in the country. In one case, a luxury home-builder in Manhattan has been charged with stealing more than $1.7m from 500 workers through payroll tricks. Previously, failure to pay the correct wage …

WATCH: Working together to build a better New York for all

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WORKING TOGETHER TO BUILD A BETTER NEW YORK FOR ALL– Learn More Fair contracting benefits all New Yorkers: workers, tax payers, and business owners. We work to ensure our publicly funded infrastructure is strong, lasts for decades, and is completed efficiently and responsibly. Posted by The New York Foundation for Fair Contracting on Friday, January 12, 2018 Fair contracting benefits …

The New York Foundation for Fair Contracting (NYFFC)

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The New York Foundation for Fair Contracting helps “level the playing field” by supporting fair contracting across New York State. Fair contracting benefits all New Yorkers – workers, tax payers, and business owners alike. The NYFFC fights for strong, publicly funded infrastructure that lasts for decades that is also completed efficiently and responsibly. All New Yorkers have a stake in responsible public works …