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Messrs. Donnelly, Wolf and Eldridge and Ms. Chang-Diaz moved that the bill be amended by inserting at the end of section 3, the following paragraph:-

“An employee claiming to be aggrieved by a violation of the previous paragraph may, 90 days after the filing of a complaint with the attorney general, or sooner if the attorney general assents in writing, and within 3 years after the violation, institute and prosecute in his own name and on his own behalf, or for himself and for others similarly situated, a civil action for injunctive relief, for any damages incurred, and for any lost wages and other benefits. Any employee so aggrieved who prevails in such an action shall be awarded treble damages, as liquidated damages, for any lost wages and other benefits and shall also be awarded the costs of the litigation and reasonable attorneys’ fees.”