Employees are forced to get paid with pre paid cards?

Is this actually happening? A growing number of people, some working minimum wage jobs, are being paid in pre-paid cards. Also, they're presented with fees just to use the card. Or, a $7,- inactivity fee  for not using the card. 

You've got to be kidding me. This is the world we're living in today. 

Article on NYTimes.