Statement From A.G. Schneiderman On The Repeal Of Workplace Protections

from Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 27, 2017

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STATEMENT FROM A.G. SCHNEIDERMAN ON THE REPEAL OF WORKPLACE PROTECTIONS

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman released the following statement after President Trump signed a bill repealing a regulation that protects workers from wage theft:

“President Trump says he is fighting for American workers, and then signs a law that lets companies that repeatedly steal from their employees get federal contracts. Once again, Trump’s actions speak far louder than his words.

“As I’ve said, if the federal government falls down on the job, we won’t hesitate to act to protect workers. Over the past five years, my office has used state law to recover over $27 million in stolen wages for over 20,000 workers  and put those who steal their workers' wages behind bars. That work will continue at full speed, no matter what President Trump does. New York’s workers deserve nothing less.”