The New York State Attorney General is currently investigating claims that the Trump National Golf Club Westchester routinely required employees to work off the clock without compensation or the required overtime. Former employees have alleged that managers told them to clock out and perform additional work – sometimes requiring them to work past midnight, or 60 hours per week, without overtime pay. One former Trump National Golf Club manager reportedly confirmed these allegations, claiming that undocumented workers in particular were targeted for these practices because of the belief that they could not obtain legal recourse.
In the State of New York, employees must be paid at least the minimum wage for every hour worked. N.Y. Comp. Codes R. & Regs. tit. 12, § 142-2.1. Most non-exempt employees are also entitled to overtime pay at one and one-half times their regular hourly rate for every hour worked over 40 per work week, and an additional hour of pay at the basic minimum hourly wage for any day in which they work more than ten hours. 12 N.Y.C.R.R. §§ 142-2.2, 142-2.4.
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