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Wage Theft Over the Holiday Season

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Wage theft is unfortunately very common, and often targets those who can least afford to have their rightful earnings stolen. Overtime and minimum wage violations are some of the biggest offenders, especially over the holiday season in retail and food service. Learn more about what you can do about wage theft in this slideshare.

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Wage Theft Over the Holiday Season

  1. 1. Wage Theft over the� Holiday Season presented by Markoff Leinberger
  2. 2. What Is Wage Theft? Wage theft occurs when an employer does not pay an employee what they are entitled to.
  3. 3. Examples of wage theft include: Overtime violations Paying below minimum wage Making an employee work through breaks Making an employee work off the clock, including prep or cleanup time
  4. 4. Overtime and minimum wage violations are extremely common over the holidays, as employers try to squeeze the most work out of their employees for the least pay.
  5. 5. A report by the Economic Policy Institute found that in the 10 most populous states, including Illinois, workers lose $8 billion annually to wage theft.
  6. 6. During the holiday season, many workers feel financial pressure as they try to buy gifts for friends and family. If you're not being paid a fair wage, this pressure only grows.�
  7. 7. You should know that you have rights. Employers practice wage theft because they're confident they can get away with it. Don't let them.
  8. 8. This holiday season, don't get taken advantage of. Contact the consumer rights lawyers at Markoff Leinberger to learn what your options are.�
  9. 9. Paul Markoff and Karl Leinberger have spent their careers helping the disadvantaged stand up to employers and corporations who traditionally hold all the power. Let them help you hold your employer accountable for the hardships they inflict on you through unfair wage theft.
  10. 10. Contact Markoff Leinberger Today 877-905-5161 consumerlawchicago.com

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