Comptroller: 1,000 New York City workers owed millions in unclaimed wages

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

NEW YORK (WABC) -- New York City officials are looking for more than 1,000 workers who were underpaid by contractors and are entitled to unclaimed wages totaling $3.7 million, the city comptroller's office announced Wednesday.

Comptroller Scott Stringer said his office is seeking the public's help in identifying the 1,056 workers, who are now owed money as a result of wage settlements with contractors.

Law requires private contractors working on city projects to pay no less than a "prevailing" wage set annually by the comptroller's office. When employees are underpaid, the office works to collect the wages plus interest, but workers are often unaware they are owed money.

Workers who believe they are entitled to unclaimed wages can call the comptroller's hotline or send an email to To find out if you are entitled to unclaimed wages, you can also search by name here.

For more information, workers can visit the comptroller's website.