Administrative sanctions Minimum wage Proceeds of crime
This section allows the AITF to confiscate goods made, or equipment used to make goods, in breach of wage requirements.
§ 345(b) Confiscation of goods.
- The commissioner may, in addition to seeking civil, administrative or criminal penalties pursuant to this article, order the special task force to confiscate any partially or completely assembled articles of apparel and any equipment used in the assembly of apparel from any manufacturer or contractor who is violating any provision of this article and who has previously been found liable for a civil or administrative penalty for two or more separate violations of the provisions of this article during the immediately preceding three-year period. Such order of confiscation shall require that such articles of apparel and equipment shall be held in the premises at which such confiscation occurs and that such articles and equipment shall be secured by any means, including the use of a padlock, to render such articles and equipment inaccessible; provided, however, that the commissioner shall not secure any dwelling unit or other space lawfully used for residential purposes.
Law / United States / New York Labour Law
The New York Labour Law, which provides the core labour legislation for New York State, also includes in Article 12-A special regulatory measures for the apparel industry in response to the problem of sweatshops in New York. The law requires apparel manufacturers to be registered and establishes the Apparel Industry Task Force (AITF) with powers to inspect records and premises of garment industry manufacturers and contractors in New York State.