State Fines NYC Gourmet Grocers

ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York Department of Labor said yesterday that New York City gourmet grocer Amish Market and three related stores would pay nearly $1.5 million to about 550 workers to settle an investigation into violations of state laws concerning payment for overtime.

ALBANY, N.Y. — The New York Department of Labor said yesterday that New York City gourmet grocer Amish Market and three related stores would pay nearly $1.5 million to about 550 workers to settle an investigation into violations of state laws concerning payment for overtime.

"These stores market themselves as 'the answer to busy people's dilemma,'" said M. Patricia Smith, commissioner for the DOL. "But while busy patrons bought gourmet meals, busy workers were working up to 60

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