Remember the grocery lock-out a couple years ago? It’ll be a long time before Ralph’s Grocery Co. forgets it. According to the Los Angeles Business Journal today:
According to (U.S.) prosecutors, Ralphs created fake Social Security Numbers and new names for employees who were rehired after being locked out on Oct. 12, 2003. The company also falsified employment eligibility forms, employee withholding allowance certificates, income tax statements and reports to trust funds that provided employee pension and health benefits. The company also issued thousands of payroll checks under false names and allowed workers to cash their paychecks at Ralphs in order to hide their identities.
Ralphs allegedly forced employees to wear name tags with their new identities and to work far from their normal workplaces, often moving from store to store.