OHIO – The Ohio House has approved legislation that would provide a measure of protection for workers from pay theft by requiring employers to notify the department of theft and the worker’s union if they have lost or stolen pay from them.
House Bill 751 would prohibit employers from withholding pay for employees for any reason except for theft.
The bill would also make it a crime to withhold wages for more than three years.
According to House Speaker Matt Borges, the legislation was written to protect Ohioans from theft and fraud and that it would be used as a way to ensure fairness and fairness for all Ohioans.
The legislation would also provide a means to deter wage theft and to make it easier for employees to file a claim.
Borges said the bill is designed to help keep wages fair.
The legislation would ensure that workers are protected from any type of wage theft.
Bosco and Borges have not yet said when the bill will become law.
The bill will now go to the Ohio Senate for approval.