Connecticut recovered $6.1 million in wages owed to workers

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says the state Labor Department has recovered more than $6.1 million in wages due to workers in the state during the fiscal year ending June 30.

Malloy said in a statement on the eve of Labor Day the effort “reflects the importance we place on protecting our state’s workforce, as well as law-abiding employers.”

Connecticut Labor Commissioner Sharon Palmer said the money includes nearly $1.5 million recovered after more than 2,300 complaints from workers that they hadn’t been paid. Another $788,000 was recovered for workers who didn’t get the required minimum wage or overtime. More than $1.6 million was owed to workers paid the incorrect amount while working at public contract construction sites.

The state also investigated 253 cases of other labor law violations including improper conditions for underage workers.

Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

WTNH NEWS8 provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Also, you can now block any inappropriate user by simple selecting the drop down menu on the right of any comment and selection "Block User" from there.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s