Labor Contractor Failed to Pay Proper Wages
In a case that spans two states along the East Coast, the New York Attorney General has reached a settlement with Star One Staffing, Inc. for failing to pay proper wages to its temporary employees. Star One Staffing, Inc. failed to pay its guest workers from the Philippines their proper wages by taking money from their paychecks for room, board and transportation, which is against New York Labor Law. The guest workers were sent from Florida to New York by Star One Staffing Inc. to work as waiters and bus staff in country clubs and banquet halls.
Aside from the staffing company deducting wages for room, board, and transportation; the company also failed to pay some workers for certain shifts they worked, for days worked during their training period and for overtime work they did. On top of all of these problems, the guest workers from Star One Staffing Inc. were also forced to live in overcrowded houses with small rooms, inadequate sleeping space and unsanitary facilities. The settlement reached between the state of New York and Star One Staffing Inc. provides restitution to the aggrieved workers, damages, and a period of monitoring by the Attorney General’s office. For any individuals involved in wage dispute cases, contact the law offices of Tobin and Reyes today for expert legal counsel.