Actually, it’s DOL’s Wage & Hour Division, which enforces the country’s wage and hour laws, and occasionally recovers wages owed workers by the offending companies. Because the cases take time to prosecute, it’s not always successful in finding those workers, so the department built a search tool so you can see if you have some money coming your way and claim it.

Check here: Workers Owed Wages (WOW) Tool

Some companies listed in WOW’s wage theft database are:

  • Burger King (one page of locations with judgments)
  • Domino’s (two pages)
  • Dunkin Donuts (seven pages)
  • McDonald’s (five pages)
  • Jimmy John’s (five pages)
  • KFC (two pages)
  • Papa John’s (two pages)
  • Popeye’s (two pages)
  • Sonic (four pages)
  • Taco Bell (two pages)
  • Walmart (only one page, because they don’t have franchises)
  • Wendy’s (one page)

Some companies that didn’t have any listings (kudos, but don’t get cocky):

  • Target
  • Chipotle
  • Peet’s
  • Starbuck’s

We haven’t yet found a comprehensive list, but you can check your favorite establishments here.

And if you’re one of the unfortunate people who’s been a victim of wage theft, here’s where to file a complaint: