It is no coincidence that the more power we give large corporations, the less empowered their workers become. This is especially true for those workers who have been historically disenfranchised: including women, people of color, and immigrants. It is imperative to hold these corporations accountable when their workers’ rights are abused. As Attorney General I will:
- Investigate wage theft, especially in vulnerable sectors like the service industry
- Investigate any company doing business in New York that violates the New York State Fair Pay Act or the Lilly Ledbetter Act. No employee with the same job should be paid a different wage on the basis on sex, race or national origin, and their claims should never be barred by a statute of limitation. To close the pay gap for women and people of color in New York, we need an AG who will vigorously pursue violations of these laws.
- Ensure workplace safety regulations are enforced.