Employers withhold money in variety of ways

More than $4.1 million in “stolen wages” were repaid last year to 2,389 people in the Hudson Valley after enforcement by the state Department of Labor.

According to the agency, the most common ways that employers underpay wages include paying tips only; paying a day rate that turns out to be less than the minimum wage; not paying for overtime, training or travel time between work assignments on the same day; withholding the final paycheck; and charging employees for required uniforms or equipment.

To file a complaint about wage theft, call 888-469-7365.

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