Vulnerable Jobs & Industries

Certain types of jobs expose workers to a greater risk of wage theft, robbing them of compensation in violation of federal and state labor laws.

Wage theft is common in various industries, with many employers looking to boost profits and protect their bottom lines by cheating employees out of hard-earned wages and overtime.

Despite enforcement efforts by the U.S. Department of Labor and state agencies, employers try to get around the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other laws by making employees perform “off the clock” work without pay, refusing to pay for job-related expenses, misclassifying employees to avoid overtime requirements, and manipulating tip pools, pay stubs, and timecards to illegally short employees’ hours.

Jobs and industries where wage and overtime violations frequently occur are:

Learn more about the ways employers exploit these types of employees by clicking on any of the links above.