City had contracts with labor law violating wash
NEW YORK CITY — The owners of carwashes here with a history of labor law violations are paid by the city to clean city-owned vehicles, The New York Times reported.
The March 28 story stated that the carwash owners are under investigation by the state attorney general's office. Using publically available documents, a report showed the city had paid more than $400,000 to the same carwash owners since 2007.
The federal Department of Labor previously sued the company accusing it of violating labor law by failing to pay minimum wage and overtime. The corporation agreed to pay $4.7 million in back wages and damages to more than 1,300 employees.
In 2012, the state attorney general's office started a separate investigation into labor law violations at 23 carwashes in the New York City area owned by the company. This investigation has not concluded.
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