En Español Know Your Rights
Source: Make the Road New York
Subject: Workplace Justice
Type: Press Advisory

New “Wage And Hour Watch” Program To Target Roosevelt Avenue In Queens



PRESS ADVISORY from Make the Road New York

For Immediate Release:

CONTACT: 

Julissa
Bisono
, 917-474-5591 (cell)  or office (718)   565-8500 x 427 English and Spanish

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New "Wage And Hour Watch" Program To Target Roosevelt Avenue In Queens

Latino
community members trained as "Wage and Hour Watchers" by the New York
State Department of Labor will hit the streets this Saturday to let
employers know "We Are Watching You!"


WHAT:
Community "Wage and Hour Watchers" will walk along Roosevelt Avenue and enter stores to speak
to workers and employers about protections for workers under state labor law.
Employers found to be in violation of the law will be promptly reported to the
Department of Labor.  Roosevelt Avenue in Queens has one of the highest
concentrations in New York City of businesses serving and
employing immigrants. The New York State
Department of Labor launched "Wage and Hour Watch" in April of this year, in
partnership with community-based
organizations and unions.  It is the first
collaboration of this kind in the nation.

WHEN:     

10:30 a.m., Saturday, May 23rd

WHERE:Meet at
Make the Road New York Office
               

92-10 Roosevelt Avenue, Elmhurst (Take #7 Train to 90 Street)

WHO:
Make
the Road New York, Community Organization
                 "Wage and Hour Watchers"

                                     Photo Opportunity

 Interviews available with participants in English and
Spanish                     

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