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Fast-food worker wage hike may impact local restaurants

July 23rd, 2015

By Michael Randall Times Herald-Record July 22. 2015 9:26PM New York’s fast food workers could see their minimum wage increase to $15 an hour under a recommendation by a state board Wednesday. The state Fast Food Wage Board voted to recommend the wage increase be phased in, with the $15 level being reached in New […]

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Lawsuit alleges Midtown Kingston diner violated labor laws; owner denies wrongdoing

July 13th, 2015

By Diane Pineiro-Zucker, Daily Freeman The Broadway Lights Diner & Cafe denies allegations of wage theft included in a lawsuit just filed in federal court, a lawyer representing the business says. According to the lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court for the Northern District of New York, the diner, on Broadway at Liberty Street in […]

WATCH: Hidden In Plain Sight: Labor Trafficking In The ROC Region

July 10th, 2015

By HÉLÈNE BIANDUDI HOFER To the untrained eye, it might be hard to detect labor trafficking. Who are common victims and what does this act of illegal slave labor actually look like? There are victims of labor trafficking working in places we either visit or drive by on a regular basis: restaurants, factories, construction sites, […]