Wage theft occurs when a person is not paid properly according to the law. Employers can commit wage theft by failing to pay overtime, committing minimum wage violations, misclassifying employees, taking illegal deductions in pay, allowing employees to work off the clock, or not paying an employee at all. The employer does not have to intend to commit wage theft to be held liable for wage theft.
Persons most at risk for wage theft are those that are paid on a salary basis, work overtime, receive compensation in the form of anything other than a normal paycheck or are designated as an independent contractor. We are able to assist you in determining if you are being paid properly.