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

This infographic from looks at this in more detail.

Wage Theft Is A Huge Problem, Knowing How Huge Is Hard

Irma Wallace

Irma Wallace

Co-founder and Vice President of SearchRank, responsible for many of the day to day operations of the company. She is also founder of The Arizona Builders’ Zone, a construction / home improvement portal.

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