NY DOL Must Face Challenge To Shuttered Wage Theft Probes

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A group of live-in home care aides may proceed with its bid to force New York’s Department of Labor to reopen wage theft investigations, after a state court ruled that the DOL‘s closure of its probes was potentially pursuant to an improperly imposed rule.


Camela Huang, counsel for the workers, said in a statement Friday that she was “very encouraged by the court’s decision.”

“[We] … look forward to continuing our case,” Huang added. “This lawsuit is about securing justice for vulnerable home care workers who experienced an unconscionable level of wage theft by being forced to work 24-hour shifts for only 13 hours of pay. They deserve payment for every hour of unpaid work.”