"Wage theft is like coming into a person's house and stealing food from the fridge."
"Wage theft is like a rodent problem, if we don't stop it, it will continue to grow and grow. "
"The chances of getting caught are so remote that most employers don't think
twice about the consequences of breaking the law. Even when employers are caught, many don't pay up. Those that do pay up may only have to pay the
bare amount of wages owed, so that wage theft is like an interest-free loan
"Wage theft is like car theft. It's theft," said state Attorney General Eric Schneider, who last month announced a settlement in which car-wash owner John Lage agreed to pay $3.9 million in back wages, unemployment benefits, and workers' compensation
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