- Associated Press - Wednesday, October 14, 2015

NEW YORK (AP) - A new task force on worker exploitation in New York state is getting down to business.

The group was created by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and will focus on wage theft and unsafe work conditions, and specifically on industries in which workers may fear reporting exploitation because of the risk of retaliation.

Alphonso David, counsel to the Democratic governor, will lead Wednesday’s meeting, which is scheduled for 10 a.m. in New York City.

Cuomo announced the task force earlier this year after allegations of exploitation at nail salons. He said the state would not tolerate abuses by employers in any industry.

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