Wage theft can happen no matter your job or what industry you work in. Some cases of wage theft are obvious while others may not be as easily detected.
If you believe you experienced wage theft, you may be able to file a claim. If your claim is approved, you'll receive compensation for your missed wages.
How Does Wage Theft Occur?
Wage theft can happen in a number of ways. Some industries may be more likely to experience one type of wage theft over another. Common types of wage theft include:
- Not getting paid
- Not receiving overtime pay
- Paying for less than the time worked
- Not paying for travel
- Not receiving commission
These are just a few examples of wage theft. There are still a number of ways you may experience wage theft that are not listed above.
Can I Prevent Wage Theft?
One of the best ways to prevent wage theft is to monitor your paychecks. You may want to keep copies of your pay stubs and time slips. If you ever believe you are experiencing wage theft, having these can help support your claim.
What To Do When Experiencing Wage Theft
No matter the industry you work in, if you believe you are experiencing wage theft you should be able to file a claim to receive compensation for your missing wages. To get help with filing a claim, consider working with an employment law attorney.
Complete the Free Case Evaluation on this page to get the details of your wage theft claim looked over by an attorney.
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