Ohio House Democrats Introduce Worker Protection Act

This week, Reps. David Leland (D-Columbus) and Lisa Sobecki (D-Toledo) announced the introduction of House Bill 672, called the Worker Protection Act. The bill would allow Ohioans on unemployment to retain their jobless benefits if they are recalled or offered their jobs back. The bill is aimed at workers who are considered high risk under the following conditions: their employer does not comply with state safety guidelines, they are the primary caregiver, and their child care is not operating — or if they have COVID-19 symptoms or a positive diagnosis. OMA staff will continue to monitor this bill and similar legislation that could impact manufacturing employers. 5/28/2020