While federal officials enforce the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FSLA), several states and local jurisdictions have passed their own wage theft laws, which impose additional burdens on employers to remain compliant. Additionally, these jurisdictions have been moving from education to enforcement, making wage theft a major concern for HR and compliance teams.
Wage theft costs workers an estimated $15 billion a year. And more than $3 billion in wages was recovered between 2017 and 2020.
This whitepaper provides a comprehensive overview of wage theft, including:
- Types of wage theft and specific examples
- How state wage theft laws impact employers
- How to comply with these laws
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