New York Jail Time

Barkan Meizlish , May 19, 2015

State and federal regulations have become more aggressive in enforcing minimum wage and overtime requirements, seeking harsher penalties—including jail time—for employers who violate the law.   In New York, for example, a restaurant owner was recently arrested for failing to pay employees minimum wage and overtime pay.  The owner now faces a maxim jail term of one year, in addition to fines and restitution to the five employees involved in the lawsuit.  Although not frequently used, Ohio law provides similar penalty provisions for violations of the Ohio Minimum Wage Standards Act.

Source:  Tiffany Robertson, Aggressive FLSA Enforcement May Now Mean Jail Time, Dec. 8, 2014 

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