DeWine Says He’d Veto Bill Stripping Employer Rights

As previously reported, the Ohio Senate is considering House-passed legislation (House Bill 218) that would restrict employers’ workplace safety options during COVID-19.

This week, Gov. Mike DeWine told the Statehouse News Bureau he would veto the bill if approved by the Senate. (The House did not pass HB 218 with a veto-proof majority.) The governor said “government shouldn’t tell businesses how to run their operations” — and that he’s also opposed to OSHA’s vaccine-or-test mandate on employers with at least 100 workers. 12/14/2021