America’s low-wage workers are protected by federal law, or so in theory! The vast majority of employees are entitled to at least the federal minimum wage and overtime pay under the under the Fair Labor Standards Act for any and all hours worked over 40 in a week. However, in practice, employers routinely cheat their workers out of both. It’s called wage theft and it’s a massive problem.
In the following infographic, WageAdvocates.com takes a look at wage theft in the workplace.