Attorney General James Secures $450,000 For 100 Home Health Aides Threatened With Deportation

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Settlement Provides Backpay and Benefits to Over 100 Workers, and Damages to Workers Threatened with Immigration Consequences for Complaining About Unpaid Wages

The More Than 10 Workers Who Alerted the Office of the Attorney General to Company’s Unlawful Practices Will Each Receive Roughly $8,000 for Emotional Distress

NEW YORK – Attorney General Letitia James today announced that Allcare Homecare Agency, Inc., a New York- based home health aide company, will pay $450,000 in cash and benefits to over 100 workers for cheating them out of wages, and for unlawfully threatening deportation consequences against immigrant workers when they complained about unpaid wages. The settlement stems from more than a dozen former Allcare workers who alerted the Office of the Attorney General (OAG) to the company’s unlawful practices. Each of these workers will receive approximately $8,000 for emotional distress.