90 Indiana Law Journal 851 (2015)
Wage theft refers to employer practices that result in employees taking home less than they are legally entitled to under federal and state law: paying below the legal minimum; not paying for time worked by having workers work “off the clock” before checking in, after clocking out, or by requiring work during unpaid break time; not paying for overtime work at the statutory overtime rate; for tipped employees, expropriating tips that should be the employee’s; or just not paying at all. In tandem with the massive shift in the economy from well-paid manufacturing jobs to low-wage service jobs, wage theft has emerged in the public forum as a significant economic and social problem. (first paragraph)
Delivered as the William R. Stewart Lecture, March 5, 2014
"From Weight Checking to Wage Checking: Arming Workers To Combat Wage Theft,"
Indiana Law Journal:
2, Article 10.
Available at: http://www.repository.law.indiana.edu/ilj/vol90/iss2/10