This week, the Ohio House Health Committee reconvened to hold a hearing on House Bill 248, which would limit employers’ rights with respect to vaccination policies. During the five-hour hearing, the committee considered more than 1,000 pieces of testimony.
The OMA has previously testified against HB 248, but this week submitted additional testimony to reiterate its concerns. The OMA told lawmakers that HB 248 “strips employers’ rights to make the best decisions for the safety of their business, employees, and guests” while jeopardizing all the work Ohio manufacturers have done to keep their facilities running throughout the pandemic.
No further action on the bill is expected until the House reconvenes in mid-September. 8/25/2021