It's not new but wage theft seems to be spreading, and it doesn't discriminate between populations or regions of the country. Wage theft is defined by Wikipedia as "the illegal withholding of wages or the denial of benefits that are rightfully owed to an employee."
The abrupt firing of The New York Times’ first female executive editor, Jill Abramson, has been the talk of water coolers across the business world and given HR professionals and hiring managers food for thought.
It's become something of a nationwide epidemic, most often reported among school-age kids, frequently abetted by the use of social media outlets. Bullying has been making headlines continuously in recent years. So reports Bloomberg BNA.