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Report wage theft

When an employer avoids paying or fails to pay wages earned by its employees, it is wage theft.

Examples include:

  • Being paid less than minimum wage.

  • Not being paid time-and-a-half for overtime hours.

  • Not receiving a final check after you leave your job.

  • Not being paid earned tips.

  • Having paycheck deductions taken for short breaks.

  • Working off the clock or shaved hours.

  • Being misclassified as an independent contractor, enabling the employer to avoid wage and hour requirements.

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