Obama and his team have been under pressure from Democrats and Republicans to take more action on this issue in his administration.
But the president and his aides appear to have turned their backs on the issue.
As a result, he has no plans to sign any legislation addressing the issue, a White House official said.
The official said the president would likely sign a bill that includes a new rule requiring employers to notify employees of potential wage theft and paychecks that contain forged signatures, which could then be returned to the employee.
Obama’s policy has become the latest example of his administration’s reluctance to take aggressive action on the nation’s unemployment problem, even as the economy has improved.
The White House and Congress have been working to pass legislation that would make it easier for businesses to file reports on potential wage fraud.
And the White House is currently considering new legislation that is designed to make it more difficult for employers to avoid paying workers who take sick days.
The Labor Department last week estimated that more than 1 million workers have filed wage theft complaints with the Labor Department since January.
Some of those claims have been settled with employers.
In the wake of the Labor department report, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said the administration must do more to protect workers and ensure their rights.
“As we move forward with legislation that addresses this issue, I’m asking that the administration take steps to strengthen the enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act,” Boehner said.
Obama has not taken action on wage theft since he took office in 2009, according to the White the president has not done anything on the subject since he left office in 2013.
The administration has been trying to change the conversation about wage theft.
But it has faced criticism that its stance has alienated business owners and workers who have been hurt by the federal government’s actions.
The problem, in other words, is not about the money.
Rather, it is about a broken system that is too easy for unscrupulous employers to steal from the public, said Scott Hahn, an associate professor at the University of California, Davis.
“The problem is not that the economy is bad.
The issue is that the system is too broken,” Hahn said.
It is not just a matter of the government paying people for nothing, he said.
“What we are saying is that we are going to make this the worst thing ever, because that is the only way to stop it.”
That is why the president is taking the unprecedented step of not only announcing a crackdown on wage fraud but also taking action to fix the system, the official said, adding that the president believes “the American people deserve a more robust recovery than what they have experienced under the previous administration.”