5 results for tag: ohio

As Ohio Stays Home, Minimum Wage Ballot Organizers Sue To Extend SignatureDeadline

By Nick Evans March 31, 2020 Organizers trying to put a minimum wage measure on November’s statewide ballot are hoping a Franklin County judge will grant an extension on the July 1 deadline for gathering signatures, amid a statewide stay-at-home order. Organizers of the "Raise The Wage" amendment are asking for three things: more time to collect signatures, the ability for voters to sign petitions online, and fewer total signatures to make the November ballot. The proposed amendment would increase the minimum wage every year to eventually reach $13 an hour by 2025. In February, the group won approval from the Ohio Ballot Board to begin ...

For Ohio Workers, Pay Stubs are Optional

By Jim Michaels Feb. 24, 2020 COLUMBUS, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC and Ohio News Connection) – Getting paid on Friday? Roughly half of all employees in the United States are paid on Fridays, but some don’t get a pay stub to go along with their pay. Ohio is one of nine states that doesn’t require employers to provide a pay statement to employees, which Michael Shields, a researcher for Policy Matters Ohio, said creates a lack of transparency. “If workers aren’t getting a pay stub, it makes it really easy for, one, mistakes to happen in pay,” he said, “and two, we know that there are a number of employers in Ohio who are actually ...

States, Employees Examine Wages

By Vending Market Watch February 17, 2020 Pushes for pay increases continue as more and more states have considered legislation to raise their minimum wages, including Vermont, Ohio, Virginia, North Carolina and Rhode Island, to varying results. Ranstad US released a report last month detailing American workers' perception of their wages of the Randstad 2020 U.S. Compensation Insights survey. About 1,200 employed adults participate in the survey, which Dynata conducted in August and September 2019 on behalf of Randstad. Read More

Ohio AFL-CIO backing $13 minimum wage ballot issue

By Andrew J. Tobias February 20, 2020 The Ohio AFL-CIO is backing a proposed $13 minimum wage ballot issue, giving the initiative additional organizing strength as its backers work to gather signatures to try to make the November ballot. While it hasn’t publicly announced its support, the AFL-CIO has asked its regional labor councils to help circulate petitions among its members. Ohioans for Raising the Wage need to collect roughly 443,000 valid voter signatures from 44 of Ohio’s 88 counties by Aug. 5 to make the ballot. The AFL-CIO is Ohio’s largest organized labor group with roughly 500,000 members. It was a major backer of the ...

Ohio Ballot Board Allows Minimum Wage Issue to Proceed

By Bruce Schreiner February 7, 2020 The Ohio Ballot Board has allowed a proposal to proceed that would amend the state constitution to raise the minimum wage. The amendment calls for annual boosts in the wage until it hits $13 an hour in 2025. The current Ohio minimum wage is $8.70 an hour. Read More