Immigrant Workers Hunt Back Wages in Long Island
New York’s mandatory $7.25 minimum wage and proper overtime pay are routinely denied to many immigrant workers. Employers nationwide save millions of dollars a year by defying labor laws and underpaying employees. Long Island has a high population of Hispanic immigrants who fight to recover their due wages every day. In 2010, the Federal Department of Labor recovered $3.6 million in back wages in the course of about 300 investigations covering 2,300 employees.