Wage theft happens to blue-collar workers as well as white-collar workers. Take our quiz to see if you’re being robbed.
- Are you working more than 40 hours a week without receiving overtime (time and a half) or comp time?
- Are you labeled as an independent contractor when you think you’re an employee – 1099 or W-2?
- Are you being paid less than $7.25 per hour?
- Have you been asked to come in and work earlier or later than your stated hours and not been paid for that time?
- Are you working more than the stated hours in your employment agreement and not getting paid for it?
- Does your paycheck have unusual deductions?
- Have you not been paid for every day of work?
- 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