Wage theft is exploitation at its worst and, unfortunately, in New York it is a veritable crime wave.
Not surprisingly, most victims are the city's most vulnerable residents: its low-wage and immigrant laborers.
The story of Luis Olivo, who for seven years worked at a Bronx supermarket without receiving a salary - is a perfect example of the outrageous abuses committed with impunity every day by dishonest employers.
"I worked at Fine Fare supermarket from 7:30a.m. until 9 p.m. with half an hour break, six days a week," said Olivo, 45, a Dominican immigrant who came to New York in 1990. "They never paid me anything; I only worked for tips. There were five baggers and Fine Fare never paid any of us."
Make the Road New York, a nonprofit…