By: Paxton Moore and Rob Whitman

Seyfarth Synopsis: New York Governor Kathy Hochul has signed legislation that, effective immediately, adds wage theft to the definition of “larceny” under the state’s penal code, creating potentially harsh penalties for the state’s employers.

Under a recently enacted New York statute, wage theft is considered a form of “larceny” under the state’s penal law.

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Co-authored by Rebecca P. Bromet and Jennifer A. Riley

On November 18, 2010, Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ) sponsored a National Day of Action to raise the profile of “wage theft” — the practice of illegally underpaying or failing to pay workers. More than 35 groups across the country held events as part of IWJ’s National Day of Action, including

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