Wage Theft describes nonpayment of owed wages by employers. Once a problem confined to poorer countries, it has become more common in the United States. Victims are typically workers earning small incomes who come from minority communities. Undocumented workers are especially vulnerable. This crime against workers is easier to perpetrate in the United States because state government agencies responsible for enforcing minimum wage laws have been cut in many states. Some "job creators" took that as an opportunity to steal.



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