MUST WATCH CLIP: Bernie Moreno’s Defense For Committing Wage Theft Ruled “FALSE”
February 12, 2024
WKYC: “We can verify that Moreno’s claims are false”
Columbus, OH – A new WKYC “Verify” report today found that Bernie Moreno’s defense for refusing to pay his employees the overtime wages they had earned are “false” and that Moreno was “required to pay for overtime worked” beginning in 2015.
After reporting found Moreno destroyed evidence while facing lawsuits for withholding his employees’ wages, Moreno falsely claimed a 2019 Massachusetts court decision “retroactively” required him to pay his employees overtime. Moreno has also blamed “liberal,” “activist,” “lunatic” judges for losing the jury trial in the case which separate reports found “isn’t true.”
WATCH FROM WKYC: “We can verify that Moreno’s claims are false”
Stephanie Haney, WKYC: “… Nothing new and unexpected was retroactively required of employers in either court’s verdict. Once the 2015 regulation went into effect, employers were required to pay for overtime worked… Moreno was ultimately ordered to pay more than $400,000 to his former employees after having been found liable for stolen overtime wages, and went on to settle more than a dozen similar lawsuits before announcing his candidacy for Ohio’s U.S. Senate seat.”
SEE ALSO: WATCH: Bernie Moreno Faces Scrutiny For Destroying Evidence To Get Out Of Paying His Employees Overtime; New Report Finds Bernie Moreno’s Defense For Destroying Evidence Isn’t True; Bernie Moreno Facing Further Attacks After Reports Show He Shredded Documents To Get Out Of Paying His Employees Overtime; Bernie Moreno Dogged By Reports That He Shredded Evidence To Get Out Of Paying His Employees Overtime; FACT CHECK: Bernie Moreno Destroyed Evidence He Had “Obligation” To Keep To Get Out Of Paying Employees; GOP Debate Clouded By Reports Moreno Destroyed Evidence: Here Are The Facts; Bernie Moreno Destroyed Key Evidence To Get Out Of Paying His Employees Wages They’d Earned