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State distributes millions to underpaid workers

During the first six months of 2014, state investigators recovered and disbursed more than $16.4 million in wages, interest and damages to 21,050 workers cheated out of their proper pay and benefits. “Every New Yorker is entitled to a fair ...

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Supreme Court averts avalanche of FICA refund requests

WASHINGTON — Avoiding what attorneys say could have been an “earthquake” effect from businesses rushing to file for a collective $1 billion in tax refunds, the U.S. Supreme Court recently held that severance payments are wages for federal tax withholding ...

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Target’s honeymoon could be over

NEW YORK — Target is having labor pains. Until recently, the Minneapolis-based discounter largely had avoided the labor disputes and public relations challenges that have plagued Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer. But now Target could face the same union opposition as its much bigger rival.

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NY wage protection bill advancing in Legislature

ALBANY — The sponsor of a bill to crack down on bosses who illegally withhold workers’ pay says the tougher penalties are expected to be passed. Assemblyman Rory Lancman said the chamber was poised ...

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