“Food sector jobs are some of the lowest paid occupational categories in the US. Farm and food processing wages have been stagnant for the past 20 years. More troubling still is the prevalence of wage and hour violations and illegal retaliation towards workers who demand their rights on the job. … In “Broken Laws, Unprotected Workers,” A. Bernhardt et. al. paint a vivid picture of how labor law violation is undermining the livelihood of the working class. From large to small enterprises, 20-25% of workers in restaurants, retail and grocery stores and warehousing claim to have experienced a minimum wage violation. … Many of the labor law violations in the food sector go unreported and continue unabated, adding theft and injustice onto already difficult working conditions.”
I doubt the situation is much different here in Lebanon.