NY Grocers to Pay Back Wages to Baggers

Six supermarkets here have agreed to pay more than $300,000 in back wages to baggers after an investigation by the state Department of Labor, the DOL said.

NEW YORK — Six supermarkets here have agreed to pay more than $300,000 in back wages to baggers after an investigation by the state Department of Labor, the DOL said.

Two other supermarkets are in negotiation to pay an estimated additional $400,000 for wage violations. The six supermarkets that have settled did not pay the baggers any wages at all while they were working and instead allowed them to collect tips, according to the DOL.

“It is outrageous that employers wou

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