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The New York Times this morning reports that “the owners of two supermarkets in Bushwick, Brooklyn, agreed to pay more than $1.1 million in restitution to more than 50 employees to settle charges that the stores violated state wage laws, New York State’s attorney general, Andrew M. Cuomo, announced Wednesday.
In a separate criminal action brought by Mr. Cuomo’s office, two owners of one of the supermarkets, the Associated Supermarket at 229 Knickerbocker Avenue, have pleaded guilty to failure to pay wages and failure to maintain payroll records, both misdemeanors. The Associated Supermarket, along with Pioneer Supermarket (formerly a C-Town supermarket), at 1115 Pennsylvania Avenue, will pay restitution totaling $1,125,000, as well as state penalties.”
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