Hochul visits Long Island City to announce expanded Wage Theft Task Force


Governor Kathy Hochul visited the Finishing Trades Institute in Long Island City Tuesday, July 19, to announce an expansion of the Wage Theft Task Force to prevent wage theft and protect New Yorkers’ paychecks. 

Hochul, alongside State Attorney General Letitia James, the New York State Department of Labor and district attorneys said their combined efforts have recently secured felony convictions from over a dozen businesses and $3 million in wage restitution for 265 individuals.