Senate Bill Would Allow Employers to File Unemployment Complaints

This week, the Senate held its first hearing on Senate Bill 282. Sponsored by Sen. Frank Hoagland (R-Mingo Junction) would create an online system in which employers could file complaints with the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services (ODJFS) to report that an applicant for (or a recipient of) unemployment benefits has failed or is failing to meet the non-monetary requirements for benefit eligibility.

As Sen. Hoagland stated in his sponsor testimony, “Through ODJFS, there is a process in which employers can report fraud, but there is currently not a means for businesses to report employment activity or other actions that are not necessarily considered fraud.” 6/11/2020