Low-Wage Workers Are Robbed More Than Banks, Gas Stations And Convenience Stores Combined

“Low-wage workers are robbed far more often than banks, gas stations and convenience stores combined — and the perpetrators are their own employers.

“That’s because many employers don’t abide by minimum wage laws or pay overtime, according to a study, released on Thursday by the Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning think tank.”

“And low-wage workers most likely cannot pay a lawyer to sue their employer for the wages that are rightfully theirs, EPI Vice President Ross Eisenbrey said in an interview with The Huffington Post. A fast-food worker shorted, say, $300 isn’t going to find a lawyer who thinks such a small amount of wages is worth his or her time.”

Read the full story at the Huffington Post here. Volunteer with the Wage Claim Clinic to help workers get their wages back!


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