Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s “Task Force to Combat Worker Exploitation” met for the first time in New York City, Oct. 14, the governor’s office stated.
Gov. Cuomo has given the group $700,000 in order to coordinate outreach and education with workers and employers, as well as investigations, prosecutions and data collection, and compliance efforts across the state.
In addition, Cuomo has also created anti-retaliation and mediation units within the State Department of Labor, in order to eliminate retaliation against workers who assert their rights, officials from the office said.