Discussion Resumes on Employment Law Uniformity Act

This week, the House Civil Justice Committee began hearings on House Bill 352, the Employment Law Uniformity Act. The OMA has been a supporter of this legislation through its various iterations over the years.

On Wednesday, state Reps. George Lang (R-West Chester Township) and Jon Cross (R-Kenton) provided sponsor testimony. The two described the bill as legislation that “aims to improve Ohio’s workplace discrimination laws by allowing for timely, fair, and efficient resolution of claims for both employers and employees.”

The bill tackles several key provisions of the law, including — but not limited to — reducing the statute of limitations; preventing simultaneous filing of administrative and judicial actions; amending the definition of private employer; and creating an affirmative defense. 10/17/2019