How companies scam poor employees
Already battered by long shifts and high infection rates, essential workers battling the pandemic face another risk of hard times: employers stealing their wages.
When a recession strikes, American businesses are more likely to stiffen their lower-paid workers. These companies often pay less than the minimum wage, force employees to work off the clock, or refuse to pay overtime. In the most egregious cases, bosses do not pay their employees at all.