9/11 Clean-Up Workers Sue For Overtime

Law360, New York (September 12, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Nine New Yorkers who helped clean up the mess left by Sept. 11, 2001 hit their employers with an overtime class action on Wednesday, saying they worked long hours in unsafe conditions but weren't paid the proper premium rates.

Instead, they said with their suit, filed Wednesday in the Supreme Court of the State of New York, they were paid per shift—usually $60 for an eight-hour shift, or $7.50 an hour—without regard to the overtime premiums required by the New York Labor Law.

And despite requiring...
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