The Department of Labor each year investigates hundreds of complaints involving millions of dollars in wage theft. According to Jim Yokum with the Wage and Hour Division in this region wage theft can happen in any industry, including the service industry…

Yokum said that when a person files a complaint their information is not shared with the employer…

All workers in the United States are protected by U.S. wage laws, regardless of their status. To file a complainst employees can call the toll free helpline at 1-866-4us-wage.