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Wage Theft: Are you a victim?

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Wage theft happens to blue-collar workers as well as white-collar workers. Take our quiz to see if you’re being robbed.

 

  1. Are you working more than 40 hours a week without receiving overtime (time and a half) or comp time?
  2. Are you labeled as an independent contractor when you think you’re an employee – 1099 or W-2?
  3. Are you being paid less than $7.25 per hour?
  4. Have you been asked to come in and work earlier or later than your stated hours and not been paid for that time?
  5. Are you working more than the stated hours in your employment agreement and not getting paid for it?
  6. Does your paycheck have unusual deductions?
  7. Have you not been paid for every day of work?
  8. Did your employer hold your last paycheck after you left their company?

If you answered ‘Yes’ to any of the above questions, then you may have been a victim of wage theft. Check out Wage Theft: Six common methods to see if you’ve been robbed.

For more information, or to find out if you’ve been a victim of wage theft, contact the U.S. Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division at www.wagehour.dol.gov or call the toll-free information and helpline, available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in your time zone, 1-866-4USWAGE (1-866-487-9243). You can also contact your state Department of Labor/Employment or a local workers center.

Source – U.S. Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division


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