here is a hidden crime wave sweepingNew York City. The overwhelmingmajority of fast food employees—working at some of the most recognized andprotable American corporations—reportthat their employers are stealing their hard-earned wages, according to a recent survey.At McDonald’s, Burger King, Domino’s, andother chains, workers are experiencing wagetheft in a variety of ways—from getting paidless than the legally mandated minimumwage to being required to work off theclock to receiving paychecks with improperdeductions or missing hours.In a survey of 500 New York City fast foodworkers conducted in April 2013 by AnzaloneLiszt Grove Research,
in the past year. Two-thirds of workerssurveyed reported that their employer hadperpetrated two forms of wage theft and
At least one violation At least two violations At least three violations At least four violations
84% of fast food workers surveyedreport experiencing wage theft
30% 45% 66% 84%
Source: Anzalone Liszt Grove Research survey of NYC fast food restaurant workers conducted in April 2013.