Funding for State Minimum-Wage Enforcement will End July 1 (*Update: Funding Approved*)
December 21, 2009
Funding for enforcement of Ohio’s minimum wage law will be eliminated starting in July under the budget approved by the General Assembly last July. A modest amount — $150,000 – is budgeted for continuing enforcement of the prevailing wage law next fiscal year, which like the minimum wage is also enforced by the Labor and Worker Safety Bureau (LAWS) of the Ohio Department of Commerce. However, the main funding for LAWS will fall to zero from $1,492,677 in the current fiscal year.