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Union representing unemployment workers files lawsuit after workers aren’t paid for overtime

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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