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A.G. Schneiderman Leads 11 Attorneys General Opposing Trump Dept. Of Labor Program To Offer Amnesty

A.G. Schneiderman's office press release -------- New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman – leading a coalition of eleven Attorneys General – sent a letter to Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta raising serious concerns about the U.S. Department of Labor’s Payroll Audit Independent Determination (PAID) Program, a pilot program that allows certain employers who violate labor laws to avoid prosecution and penalties in exchange for simply paying the back wages their employees were already owed under federal law. The letter makes clear that the PAID Program encourages employers to require their employees to waive important state law protections, like higher minimum wage levels and longer time periods to sue, in exchange for the employer’s payment of overdue wages. Even though such waivers may not be enforceable against state law enforcement entities, employees may be misled into believing they have no legal recourse to fully vindicate their workplace rights. To learn more click on the picture below to read the release.

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