Whether knowingly, or completely on accident, wage theft happens by California employers quite regularly.
Just today (June 2, 2021) the California Labor Commissioner cited a retailer for nearly $1.4 Million for wage theft violations. The violations affected 107 workers! This is 107 people that are being taken advantage of... Again, whether knowingly or unknowingly, the employers have a duty to pay their employees based on the labor laws of California.
Here's the full story from today: California Labor Commissioner Cites Inland Empire Warehouse and Retailer Nearly $1.4 Million for Wage Theft Violations
“Workers had to endure demanding working conditions without meal and rest break periods, and were required to work overtime off the clock,” said Labor Commissioner Lilia García-Brower.