WHAT IS WAGE THEFT?
Wage theft is, quite simply, a failure of an employer to pay a worker what the worker is owed for work completed. It may seem amazing that this occurs. A worker shows up for work, exhibits good faith by diligently completing assigned tasks. The normal expectation is that the worker will get paid the wage owed for the work that was completed. A worker does not expect to not get paid. A worker does not expect to have their wages stolen.
This gets to a basic moral and ethical value that we as a culture hold dear: one does not steal from another.
And yet, wage theft happens all the time. …. Download our full wage theft report here