I just read something on the new and it got me thinking. It was about south american workers going to work here in agriculture, legally with a contract and finally not getting paid, getting abused, etc. It was like 9$ and hour minus deductions and they ended getting paid 2$ per hour.
I am just wondering about something. If your employer doesn’t want to pay what he owes you, obviously you can go file a complaint, etc and get paid after a few month, but it might be long and unsuccessful for these workers. What if these people choose to take things from the workplace that are worth the amount the employer owes them (for example if it’s a store taking an amount of stuff in the inventory that add up to the exact amount of money). The employer is going to call the police, but since he is stealing the worker’s money, it might just end up with them getting the money from the employer and giving back the stuff. So what now?