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Cuomo seeks tougher penalties for employers who keep wages

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to make it easier for prosecutors to target wage theft. The Democrat’s proposal would create a new misdemeanor charge of wage theft for employers who improperly withhold an employee’s pay. Current law makes it a felony to repeatedly withhold a worker’s pay, but Cuomo’s office says the ...