Our supervisor only let us take 15 minute meal breaks, and didn't give us any other breaks during our shift. I found outthat is Wage Theft.'

What is Wage Theft?

Wage theft occurs when employers do not pay workers according to the law. Examples of wage theft include paying less than minimum wage, not paying workers overtime, not allowing workers to take meal and rest breaks, or taking workers' tips.

What Can You Do?

Know your rights and exercise them. If you are experiencing a violation of any of the labor laws explained on this website, or you have observed wage theft and want to report it, there are a variety of ways you can take action.

In California, all workers are protected by labor laws. It does not matter where you were born or whether you have papers to work. The Labor Commissioner's Office will not ask about your immigration status or report your immigration status to other government agencies. You do not need a social security number or photo identification to file a claim or report a violation.

Want More Information?

This website will show you the steps to take to protect yourself from wage theft and how to report a problem to the Labor Commissioner's Office.