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Source: New York Post
Subject: Workplace Justice
Type: Media Coverage

Staff-Abuse Grocers Fined

Supermarket bosses who forced their staff to work for tips have to cough up more than $1 million after being sued for illegal working conditions, Attorney General Andrew Cuomo said yesterday.

Owners of two Brooklyn stores, Associated Supermarket and Pioneer Supermarket, agreed to compensate 50 former employees who were forced to work 70-hour weeks.

Associated’s owners, Bienvenido Nuñez and Martin Duran, also face criminal charges. They have pleaded guilty to failure to pay wages and maintain payroll records.

**Make the Road New York originally brought the complaint to the New York State Attorney General and has advocated on behalf of the aggrieved workers.