Does wage theft cancel out time theft?
If you get caught with time theft, but your employer underpaid you for one week- does that wage theft cancel out your own time theft if the wages essentially match up? One day of time theft versus one day of wage theft?
- Anonymous1 month ago
No. Each instance is itself.
While many people can think that, the instances are treated as separate acts.
Theft, aka conversion, of time is a criminal statute.
Wage shortage is a different (often Federal) State Wage & Hour Crime, often treated as a civil tort.