August 30, 2012

DOL recovers more than $5.5M for workers

The Dept. of Labor announced Thursday that its Wage & Workplace Standards Division has recovered more than $5.5 million in unpaid wages for Connecticut workers during the fiscal year ending June 30.

A total of $5,565,259.53 in legally due wages was recovered for employees during the past fiscal year; including more than $2M recovered by wage enforcement staff responding to 2,453 complaints that owed wages had not been paid. The division also returned $1,599,095.98 to 1,383 workers who were not paid for overtime work or the minimum wage and recovered $1,930,358.40 by enforcing the state's prevailing wage laws.

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