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?

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  • Anonymous
    1 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.

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