Energy company finally pays employees post Superstorm Sandy

By Conor Mooney

Energy company finally pays employees post Superstorm Sandy

September 26, 2013 Updated Sep 26, 2013 at 10:47 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton ) Many National Grid employees did not receive full wages for hours worked after Superstorm Sandy. The company settled for nearly $5 million, according to Attorney General Eric Schneiderman.

In the months following Superstorm Sandy, the gas and electric company didn't pay 6,500 of its workers what they were owed, making it difficult for many of them to repair their own homes, Schneiderman said.

As a result of the settlement, the multi-state company must also pay employee who worked hourly from November of 2012 to March of 2013 an additional $750.

“National Grid's workers will receive some compensation and an explanation for the financial hardship they endured in the aftermath of the storm,” said Schneiderman.

The settlement totals $4.8 million.

National Grid occupies much of New York state, including Long Island.