New York: The New York Police Department is investigating a complaint from a consumer who alleges that a store chain is selling ski clothing in the state that he said is “in violation of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act.”
A copy of the complaint was provided to The Associated Press.
The complaint is being investigated by the Manhattan district attorney’s office and a New York State Labor Commissioner’s office.
A spokeswoman for the NYPD said it is aware of the incident and is looking into the matter.
The complaints about the company are the latest in a wave of complaints about clothing retailing by retailers that are seeking to evade laws designed to prevent unfair labor practices.
New York’s Fair Labor and Standards Act prohibits employers from discriminating against employees based on the gender, race, color, religion, national origin, disability or genetic information of those they employ.
The act also prohibits employers and workers from retaliating against employees who speak out about violations of the act.
The Fair Labor Act is meant to prevent employers from exploiting workers and then punishing them for speaking out.
A number of states have enacted laws that allow businesses to avoid these laws by using non-discrimination and “zero tolerance” practices.
The federal Fair Minimum Wage Act, which went into effect in April, requires employers to pay at least $7.25 per hour for tipped workers and $15.10 per hour to tipped employees who are full-time employees.
The legislation also prohibits the federal government from using the minimum wage as an incentive to increase the wage of workers over the minimum rate.