Two workers get hundreds of thousands of dollars of pay they were unfairly denied while working on contract with the city.
NY1's cameras were the only ones in the room as City Comptroller Scott Stringer delivered the checks to the recipients.
The South American immigrants were employed by a Long Island insulation company that did work for the Department of Education from 2006 to 2010.
Stringer said the company did not pay the men at the level the city required.
The company paid the men back wages of $294,000 and $102,000, respectively.
Stringer said he's made a point of going after employers who skimp their workers.
"Companies have to live up to the law. When they don't, we're going to put them on a watch list and we're going to fight to get the money back for people who deserve it," Stringer said. "It's their money, and I think this is very important."
The city also collected a $39,000 penalty in this case.