WSAJ will continue to fight for employees to receive the wages they deserve.
Wage theft includes non-payment of workers’ wages, non-compliance with minimum wage law, and misclassifying workers as independent contractors, among other labor rights violations. It is a rampant and often “invisible” problem that impacts hundreds of thousands of workers each year across the country.
Imagine working for two weeks, going to your employer on pay day, and having them tell you that they cannot pay you your wages: “Sorry, not this week. Maybe next time.” Imagine you are an immigrant who relies on those wages to survive, but you also cannot afford to lose the one job you have. What are you supposed to do? The answer in Washington State and the United States overall, is pretty much nothing. Although wage theft is a misdemeanor according to Seattle city and WA state law, workers who have been cheated from wages and cannot afford an attorney have very few ways of forcing…
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