For Immediate Release:September 15, 2021Contact:David Perle 202-483-7382Albany, N.Y. – The...

PETA to Gaming Commission: Pull Asmussen’s License to Prevent More Labor Law Violations – PETA

For Immediate Release:September 15, 2021Contact:David Perle 202-483-7382Albany, N.Y. – The U.S. Department of Labor just settled its third lawsuit with Steve Asmussen after the Thoroughbred trainer failed to pay 170 employees in New York for overtime—but PETA says experience shows that the fines are not likely to  prevent Asmussen from continuing to cheat workers and violate the Fair Labor Standards Act. Today, the group fired off a letter to Barry Sample, chair of the New York State Gaming Commission, urging him to revoke Asmussen’s training license.“For Asmussen, fines for cheating people and penalties for doping horses are simply the cost …

 

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