Wage Theft By Job Type

Wage theft can occur in any job. It can happen in different ways, some more obvious than others. 

If you believe you are experiencing wage theft, you may be able to receive your lost wages through a claim. With enough evidence and support, you may be able to receive the wages that you are owed. 

Examples of Wage Theft

Wage theft can take a variety of forms. Here are just some examples of wage theft:

  • Unpaid overtime 
  • Illegal tip pooling
  • Employee misclassification
  • Late paychecks
  • Rounding down time worked
  • Unpaid breaks 
  • Making less than minimum wage

These are just a few different forms wage theft can take. You may find that you are experiencing a different type of wage theft.

What To Do If You Are Experiencing Wage Theft 

If you are experiencing wage theft, you will need to talk to a manager or someone in your human resources or payroll department. If no remedies are made, then you may want to file a complaint. Depending on your job, you may need to also file a complaint with your union. 

When you suspect wage theft, you should try to keep detailed records of your hours worked and your pay stubs. These will be used as evidence to support your claim. 

You may want to also consult with an employment law attorney about your wage theft claim. A lawyer will be able to help you gather your evidence and assist in the claims processes. Complete the Free Case Evaluation on this page to get connected with an attorney that takes cases in your area today! 

Here is more information for specific jobs experiencing wage theft: