Wage theft: the human cost of cutting corners

Stop Wage Theft in DC LogoEach week at the Workers’ Rights Clinic, the EJC is seeing a growing number of workers who have been plagued by the perils of wage theft. Workers are being denied overtime pay, being paid below minimum wage, having their paychecks delayed, or even not being paid at all. Employers are getting away with this robbery due to lack of enforcement of existing laws, while workers are experiencing the ramifications as they fall behind on rent and other important bills. This problem extends nationwide, and is chronicled in Barbara Bogaev’s recent article Robbed on the job: Advice on fighting wage theft. If you are interested in getting involved with EJC’s wage theft campaign, please fill out this form.