In the 10 U.S. states with the highest populations, a total of 2.4 million workers lost out on $8 billion in annual earnings as a result of violations of minimum wage laws, according to a 2017 report from the Economic Policy Institute. This equates to around $3,300 annually for year-round workers, which is close to a quarter of earned wages for a minimum-wage worker.
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Minimum-wage workers are not the only ones who experience wage theft as a result of employers violating federal labor laws. “There are many different