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Wage theft complaint

If you’ve experienced wage theft, you can file a complaint against your employer or former employer provided that:

  • Your complaint is filed within three years of the wage theft.
  • The total amount of wages lost is more than $100 and less than $10,000.

Complete the form below and email it to wagetheft@phila.gov.

This page also contains one-pagers that aim to inform immigrant workers in Philadelphia of their rights in the workplace. They were created by the Office of Immigrant Affairs (OIA) in partnership with local non-profits. These materials are provided for general informational purposes only, do not constitute legal advice, and are not guaranteed to be up-to-date.

Contact the Mayor’s Office of Labor to ask questions, file a complaint, or request compliance assistance at 215-686-0802 or by emailing wagetheft@phila.gov.

Name Description Released Format
Wage theft complaint form PDF Use this form to report possible wage theft. February 13, 2020
Wage theft law PDF Philadelphia's wage theft law. February 13, 2020
Wage theft poster PDF This poster describes details of the wage theft law. All employers must post this notice in an accessible location. October 3, 2019
Wage theft one-pager (English) PDF Explanation in English of wage theft and how to file a complaint. April 13, 2020
Wage theft one-pager (French) PDF Explanation in French of wage theft and how to file a complaint. April 13, 2020
Wage theft one-pager (Haitian Creole) PDF Explanation in Haitian Creole of wage theft and how to file a complaint. April 13, 2020
Wage theft one-pager (Simplified Chinese) PDF Explanation in Simplified Chinese of wage theft and how to file a complaint. April 13, 2020
Wage theft one-pager (Spanish) PDF Explanation in Spanish of wage theft and how to file a complaint. April 13, 2020
Wage theft one-pager (Vietnamese) PDF Explanation in Vietnamese of wage theft and how to file a complaint. April 13, 2020

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