The unjust epidemic of wage theft has become business-as-usual. Wage theft* covers a variety of infractions that occur when workers do not receive their legally or contractually promised wages. Common forms of wage theft are:
- non-payment of overtime
- not giving workers their last paycheck after a worker leaves a job
- not paying for all the hours worked
In today’s economy, where employers increasingly subcontract or outsource core parts of their business to other companies, wage theft has overwhelmed the capacity of our existing labor laws and enforcement mechanisms.
Nearly $700 million in wages are stolen from about 350,000 low-wage workers each year in
Massachusetts. An Act to Prevent Wage Theft, Promote Employer Accountability, and Enhance Public
Enforcement addresses this growing crisis.
Tell legislators to pass “An Act to Prevent Wage Theft, Promote Employer Accountability, and Enhance Public Enforcement,” S.1066, H.1610 (lead sponsors: Sen. DiDomenico and Rep. Donahue)!