Wage Theft

Women are significantly more likely than men to experience minimum wage violations.

Wage theft: Being paid less than the minimum wage, being shorted hours, being forced to work off the clock, not being paid overtime, and not being paid at all are pervasive practices across many industries. Women, especially immigrant women in low-wage jobs, are often hit hardest by wage theft. According to a survey of low-wage workers in America’s three largest cities (Chicago, Los Angeles, and NYC), women were significantly more likely than men to experience minimum wage violations, and 47% of the undocumented women workers surveyed reported wage violations by their employer. Employers who fail to pay women workers the wage owed to them deny these women the fair pay they need to support themselves and their families.

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