In a recent report by Business Insider, the rates of corporate profits and wage rates dating back to the 1950’s were analyzed. The results they found are unfortunate for workers. Wages have declined over time when compared to company profits. Researchers analyzing economies that are in recovery (our economy is recovering from the 2007 recession), … Continue reading
If your employer is forcing you to complete tasks without pay, you may be the victim of wage theft. Speak to an attorney about your situation.
A recent report by the Economic Policy Institute estimated that low-wage workers in California lose $2 billion per year due to wage theft. Amidst many allegations against ridesharing giant Uber, they are now repaying drivers for shorting commissions for a number of years. The amount of the lost commissions totals in the tens of millions. … Continue reading
Disney recently got itself into trouble by refusing to provide Disney World employees with costumes. Employees claimed fees from buying and maintaining the costumes pushed their pay below the federal minimum wage. The Department of Labor investigated and confirmed these allegations. Disney agreed to pay 16,339 workers $3.8 million in back wages. Employers cannot push … Continue reading
The UCLA Labor Center claims Los Angeles workers lose a combined $26.2 million from wage theft every week. This means Los Angeles has one of the highest rates of wage theft in the country. There are multiple ways employers steal wages. The following examples of wage theft can happen in any industry. Employee misclassification: Employers … Continue reading
Wage theft is not always obvious. Although employers may deduct wages directly from pay, there are more “under-the-radar” methods they may use to steal your hard-earned money. For example, employers may misclassify you as a managerial employee or independent contractor. Depending on how you are misclassified, your employer can skimp out on overtime pay or … Continue reading