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The tide is turning on wage theft.

Wage theft is a problem Verfico can help eliminate.

Billions has been stolen annually from US workers.

Sad truths regarding wage theft:

  • Only a fraction of Americans fully understand what “wage theft” means

  • A considerable number of Americans have personally experienced or know someone who has experienced wage theft

  • Fear of reprisals and lack of knowledge prevents many from reporting wage theft, and among those who did report wage theft, many did not receive their wages back

  • The construction industry is among the top three sectors associated with wage theft, alongside food service and retail, leading to weakened trust in the sector

Wage theft is the denial of wages or employee benefits that are rightfully due. Often times this takes the form of misclassifying a worker as an independent contractor (1099) when they should be an employee (W2).

Wage theft can take many forms, including but not limited to: 

  • Not paying overtime 

  • Not paying for all hours worked 

  • Not providing required breaks 

  • Deducting money from paychecks for unauthorized reasons 

  • Requiring employees to work off the clock 

  • Not paying employees for required training 

  • Not paying employees for required uniforms or equipment 

  • Falsifying time records

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