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The Syracuse Post Standard reports that New York Supermarkets Inc., “the owner of three New York City grocery stores, has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle claims that he failed to give workers a proper wage. The settlement with the state attorney general's office will cover back pay to about 370 employees of markets in Queens and Manhattan.

“Department of Labor investigators say the workers were averaging 15 hours a week in overtime, but weren't getting overtime pay. Officials say some workers also weren't paid the minimum wage.”

KC's View:
Gee, I thought only Walmart got accused of such things.

Here’s the real lesson. This kind of stuff probably happens more than ever gets reported. Retailers need to make sure their own houses are in order.