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Wage Theft

Wage theft is a practice in which employers cheat workers out of wages and benefits owed.  This occurs when employers fail to pay workers for all of the hours they work, fail to pay “time and a half” for hours worked over 40 in a single week, or misclassify employees as independent contractors in order to avoid paying payroll taxes on behalf of those employees.

The siblings allegedly submitted altered payroll records in order to pay a reduced premium on workers’ compensation insurance, and discouraged injured workers from pursuing claims.
Prosecutors filed the first ever wage theft case in Harris County this week against a homeowner who refused to pay a self-employed independent contractor $2,300 for painting the...
Glendale, California, located in Los Angeles County and home of baseball’s Doger Stadium, is also the home of Calcrete Construction, Inc. – a company that has been charged with a...
As the debate about illegal immigration rages at the national level thanks to the vitriolic rhetoric of Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, it's high time for all of us...
The City of Philadelphia is taking a hard line on wage theft with some stiff penalties for employers caught stiffing their workers. It is such a tough law that some have...
The El Paso City Council is moving forward with plans to further crack down on companies that deny pay to their workers. Only one council member voted “no” to add tougher language...
The U.S. Department of Labor (U.S. DOL) and the Vermont Department of Labor signed an agreement this summer to protect employees and law-abiding businesses by reducing the...
The first reported conviction of a contractor guilty of wage theft was handed down by a jury in El Paso this past week. The case against the employer was pursued under a law...
Two men in GA have been arrested on federal charges that they intentionally misrepresented the employment classification of construction workers.