Turns out the New York State Department of Labor has new problems. This time though, those problems are with its own employees – who say they haven’t been paid for overtime.
The union representing the workers filed a lawsuit this week.
Court documents say employees had to sign up for extra hours to handle work related to the pandemic, according to News10NBC. A grievance lists multiple agencies – most of the overtime was for the Unemployment Department.
During the initial months of the pandemic, workers around New York were going weeks, sometimes months without receiving unemployment benefits – as the state’s systems were overworked, and severely dated.
New York State hasn’t publicly commented on the matter yet.
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