What is Wage Theft?

Wage theft is the denial of wages or employee benefits that are rightfully owed to an employee. Wage theft can be failure to pay overtime, minimum wage violations, employee misclassification, illegal deductions in pay, working off the clock, or not being paid at all. Workers, communities, responsible businesses and taxpayers are all negatively affected by wage theft.

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1. What is Wage Theft?
2. What does the new ordinance do?
3. What is a final court order or administrative action?
4. What businesses are affected by this ordinance?
5. Who do I contact if I am an employee trying to enforce a final court order or administrative action?
6. Will the City automatically revoke the business license of an employer that has a Wage Theft violation?