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Manhattan DA busts labor broker for workers’ comp fraud

September 10, 2019

Labor brokers, whose job it is to provide workers, rather than bidding on whole projects, have earned a sketchy reputation in some quarters because some don’t pay their employees a decent wage, deny them benefits like health insurance and don’t provide them with the same protections employees usually receive — workers’ comp and unemployment coverage and contributions to Social Security, as well as safe and reasonable working conditions and hours.

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