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Legal Debris Cleared Long After Superstorm Sandy

Legal Debris Cleared Long After Superstorm Sandy

Huntington - (WALK) Some legal debris from superstorm Sandy is about to be cleared from the docket, as a Long Island contractor will pay 16 workers a total of $137,000 earned by clearing debris from Long Island Rail Road tracks.

State labor officials refused to discuss details of the settlement but say the workers were employed by Kansas-based Custom Tree Care and subcontracted by Looks Great Services of Huntington.

Looks Great had received government contracts valued at tens of millions of dollars following the October, 2012 storm, but advocates say the employees were paid about 25 percent of what they should have earned. Payments for each of the 16 men will range from about $8,000 to $18,000, but officials did not explain how those sums were determined.

No penalties were imposed by the New York State against Looks Great Services nor Custom Tree Care.

Photo: Magnus Manske



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