What is Wage Theft?
When your employer does not pay you the proper amount for your work, this is wage theft. Many people think this never happens in America, but the truth is, wage theft happens every day to tens of thousands of workers across the country. Many of these workers are afraid to speak up for fear of losing their jobs. But employers should not be allowed to get away with wage theft.
Examples of Wage Theft
There are many ways for unscrupulous employers to steal your money. Some employers skim a little off the top, while others refuse payment entirely. It may be difficult to notice that some of your wages are missing from each paycheck, or you might be able to tell right away. Here are some common examples of wage theft:
- Non-payment of wages
- Partial payment of wages
- Refusal to pay for overtime work
- Refusal to pay for off the clock work
- Payment below minimum wage (with exceptions for some tipped workers)
Receiving fewer wages than you are due is unfair to you, and it is illegal. You rely on your wages for bills, groceries, rent, and other important expenses. You should receive every cent you are due, and not a penny less. When your employer commits wage theft, you have the law on your side.
At the Vaughn Law Firm, we stand up to wage theft in all its forms. If you or someone you love is having wages illegally withheld, call a federal wage theft lawyer at the Vaughn Law Firm. We may be able to help you right this wrong. Call us today at 877-615-9495.