Wage theft is an illegal practice where an employer withholds money rightfully owed to an employee.
Examples of wage theft
- Failure to pay overtime
- Failure to pay the minimum wage required by the state
- Forcing employees to work off the clock
- Forcing employees to give any portion of their tips to the employer
- Deducting the cost of damaged equipment, missing cash from a register, or lost customers from an employee’s paycheck
Conditions required for filing a complaint
How to file a wage theft complaint
Fill out and sign your complaint form.
To help build your case, be sure to:
- Include a detailed description of the theft, with facts and dates, including employer names and locations in your email.
- Attach copies of supporting documents (pay stubs, records of withheld tips or illegal deductions, emails).
Email your completed and signed form—with supporting documents also attached—to the Office of Benefits and Wage Compliance at email@example.com.