In the agreement, which is the largest of its kind in the state, payments are made in two stages. In the first phase, the state will receive $ 5.2 million in compensation for labor violations, and $ 2 million will go to employees affected by violations of the paid sick leave law, including the debt of four employees who were laid off for taking paid sick leave.
In the second phase, more than $ 11.5 million in payments will be levied, subject to court approval. At this stage, compensation is provided for the workers living in the place of residence, and the affected persons must participate in the settlement.
The Intergen and Amazing investigation began in 2018 following a referral from the Consumer and Workers’ Rights Protection Department. Under the agreement, the two firms were also tasked with adjusting their policies and monitoring compliance for two years.
“These hardworking New Yorkers deserve not only the wages they were unjustly denied,” James said, “but the assurance that it won’t happen again.”