Current and former employees of Flat Rate Movers and Mystique clothing stores received good news yesterday. New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced these 400 workers will receive restitution funds for unpaid overtime and minimum wage violations. The 306 current and former employees of Flat Rate Movers, a multistate moving and storage company with headquarters in New York City, are being paid $1.13 million. Approximately 100 employees of Mystique in New York City have also begun receiving restitution as part of a $950,000 settlement.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka is urging the Justice Department to lead a comprehensive investigation with state attorneys general to prevent banks from engaging in future unlawful and deceptive practices that could exploit homeowners and put the economy further at risk. From Trumka: