Wage Theft – Ohio

Wage theft report finds many in Ohio paid below minimum wage, By Olivera Perkins, May 11, 2017, Cleveland Plain Dealer: “Ohio ranked second among large states for the share of workers whose employers failed to pay them minimum wage, according to a recently released report. In Ohio, 5.5 percent of workers experienced this type of ‘wage theft,’ according to the analysis released Wednesday by the left-leaning Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C. Ohio’s current minimum wage is $8.15 an hour…”

Wage-Theft Claims – California

Few California workers win back pay in wage-theft cases, By Chris Kirkham ad Tiffany Hsu, April 6, 2015, Los Angeles Times: “Noe Flores had been cooking pork belly buns and duck tacos for more than a month in 2011 at the popular Flying Pig food truck — often logging 12-hour days, six days a week.  When he asked why he hadn’t received his first paycheck on the new job, Flores said, owner Joe Kim offered an odd answer: This part of the job was an unpaid apprenticeship, lasting up to two months.  Flores and three other employees filed a claim seeking back pay with the state, which ordered Kim’s business to pay Flores more than $11,000. But nearly four years after he left the Flying Pig, he said, he’s received only a fraction of the total — and the payments have stopped…”

Wage Theft – California

California cracks down on wage theft by employers, By Marc Lifsher, October 23, 2014, Los Angeles Times: “State regulators are wielding a new tool to combat the intractable problem of employer wage theft, which costs workers an estimated $390 million a year. The California controller, working with the state labor commissioner, is demanding restitution from suspected violators — and filing lawsuits, if necessary — under California’s Unclaimed Property Law…”