- Created: Thursday, 03 April 2014 16:06
by Sahid Fawaz
Poverty wages. Little to no benefits. Stressful work environments. These are just a few of the ordeals that fast food workers have to endure as their employers make obscene amounts of money.
And now it gets worse: Over 1,000 fast food workers surveyed allege that their employers paid them less than they were legally entitled to.
According to the L.A. Times:
Out of 1,088 respondents nationwide, 89% said they have been forced to do off-the-books work, been denied breaks, been refused overtime pay or been placed in similarly unsavory circumstances.
The same holds for 84% of McDonald’s workers, 92% of Burger King employees and 82% of Wendy’s rank and file.
According to the survey, there were "[o]ther alleged misdeeds: employers paying workers late, asking employees to wait before cashing their paychecks or forcing cashiers to pay up if the cash register’s contents don’t match records."