This Is Real Law. True Crime: Examining the Scourge of Wage Theft in America

This Is Real Law. True Crime: Examining the Scourge of Wage Theft in America

Withholding of earned pay occurs frequently across the country—at a time, as The Atlantic reported recently, when American families are already “grappling with stagnant wage growth,” and, since the Great Recession struck in 2007, “the median wage for people between the ages of 25 and 34, adjusted for inflation, has fallen in every major industry except health care.”

“Many states and cities have passed measures designed to stop it,” notes State Net® Capitol Journal editor Rich Ehisen in an article examining the subject of wage theft, “but enforcing those laws is easier said than done.” 

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