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U.S. employers steal billions of dollars from workers every year. Wage theft is when employers don’t pay workers what they are legally entitled to (like paying below the legal minimum wage or not compensating workers for overtime hours).
A recent study of the 10 most populous states found that workers in all demographic groups are being cheated out of wages and that wage theft affect 17% of low-wage workers.
Wage theft predominately affects low-wage workers…Workplaces with high turnover and that employ undocumented immigrants are often the most egregious offenders.