Stringer Says More than a Thousand NYC Workers Owed Back Wages
If you worked in any of the boroughs of New York City you may be entitled to back wages.
Comptroller Scott Stringer announced that 1,056 workers are each owed approximately $3,500 after a settlement was reached with several companies that have done business with the city.
In a written release Stringer said, "My office has recovered millions of dollars through our enforcement of the prevailing wage, but now we need your help to connect these workers with the money they are owed. Thousands of hard-working individuals, many of whom are immigrants, have been cheated out of their rightfully-earned wages, but they may not know these funds exist. Help us get the word out about unclaimed wages — recovering thousands of dollars may only be a phone call or email away."
To see if you are on the list visit the NYC Comptroller's website. The information is also available through the New York State Office of Unclaimed Funds.
The settlement totals about $3.7 million. Stringer says that the payouts will be made regardless of immigration status.
Questions about the NYC funds may be directed directly to the Comptroller's Office via e-mail at: firstname.lastname@example.org.