You have the right to be paid on time and in full for all the hours you work
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If you haven’t been paid by your employer, you may be a victim of wage theft
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Some common types of wage theft include
Making you do work after you clock out
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Failing to pay for travel time during work hours
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Not paying you for overtime, not allowing sick leave, or making you work through your lunch break
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Requiring you to pay for a uniform
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If you think your employer broke one of these laws, you can ask a question on our hotline
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If you think your employer didn’t follow workplace laws, you can file a complaint online
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You can file a complaint even if you agreed to work for less than the law requires
Or agreed not to sue your employer
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File a workplace complaint
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