Nickel-and-Dimed By Your Employer?

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A column in the Los Angeles Times recently explained how employers across the country are attempting to save money by quibbling with low-wage employees.

The column, by Michael Hiltzik, explained that a survey done by UCLA discovered that respondents lost an average of 12.5 percent of their pay, or $2,070 annually out of average pay of $16,500, due to wage theft.

“Nickel-and-diming pays well, for the employer,” Hiltzik said. “A study published in 2010 by a network of employment rights organizations calculated that employment and labor law violations cost low-wage workers in New York, Chicago and Los Angeles alone an estimated $56.4 million a week.”

Not only is it immoral that companies would do this to low-wage earners, but also illegal. Wage and overtime laws exist to ensure that employees are given compensation for the work they perform.

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