Ohio Layoff: What you need to know

Ohio law imposes requirements in addition to the requirements of the federal Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN Act). Covered employers must comply with both federal and state laws.
Mass layoff. Ohio requires employers that are having a “mass layoff” to notify the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) at least 3 working days before the first day of the mass layoff (OH Rev. Code Sec. 4141.28(C)).
A mass layoff occurs when an employer lays off 50 or more employees within a 7-day period. The employer must provide the dates of layoff or separation and the approximate number of individuals being laid off or separated. Also, at the time of the layoff or separation, the employer must provide the individual employee and the ODJFS with the information necessary to determine the individual’s eligibility for unemployment compensation.
The advanced information allows the ODJFS to expedite processing. The procedure allows employers to save time, reduce errors resulting in overpayments, and reduce paperwork. Employees benefit by using one-stop processing, saving time, and receiving benefit checks more quickly.
For a Limited Time receive a FREE HR Report on the "Critical HR Recordkeeping”.  This exclusive special report covers hiring records, employment relationships, termination records, litigation issues, electronic information issues, tips for better recordkeeping, and a list of legal requirements.  Download Now
To report a mass layoff, employers should contact the Unemployment Compensation Technical Services Section. An ODJFS staff member will request specific information (including the employer's unemployment account number) to ensure that the employer gets the appropriate mass layoff packets needed for affected employees.
The federal WARN Act also imposes restrictions on the way layoffs are handled. It is designed to give employees advance notice of the layoff in order to find another job or to seek retraining in a new occupation and to give the state adequate ...

>> Read more about Layoff

More on this topic:

State Requirements

National | Alabama | Alaska | Arizona | Arkansas | California | Colorado | Connecticut | Delaware | District of Columbia | Florida | Georgia | Hawaii | Idaho | Illinois | Indiana | Iowa | Kansas | Kentucky | Louisiana | Maine | Maryland | Massachusetts | Michigan | Minnesota | Mississippi | Missouri | Montana | Nebraska | Nevada | New Hampshire | New Jersey | New Mexico | New York | North Carolina | North Dakota | Ohio | Oklahoma | Oregon | Pennsylvania | Rhode Island | South Carolina | South Dakota | Tennessee | Texas | Utah | Vermont | Virginia | Washington | West Virginia | Wisconsin | Wyoming |

Ohio Layoff Resources

Layoff Products

Rehire Without Risk Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "Rehire Without Risk: How to Bring Back Your Best After a Layoff—Without Courting a Lawsuit""
HR's Age Bias Prevention Boot Camp Recording
BLR Boot Camp: "HR's Age Bias Prevention Workshop: Smart Policy Practices Under New EEOC Rules and Realities""
Age Discrimination Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "Age Discrimination: How To Legally Manage Your Aging Workforce""
New York Employment Law Update Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "New York Employment Law Update: What You Need to Know Now About the State’s Latest Workplace Laws and Regs""
Compensation Communications 101 Webinar Recording
BLR Webinar: "Compensation Communications 101: How to Talk With Your Employees About Their Pay""
Free Special Reports
Get Your FREE HR Management Special Report. Download Any One Of These FREE Special Reports, Instantly!
Featured Special Report
Claim Your Free Copy of Critical HR Recordkeeping

Record retention is complex and time consuming. However, in addition to complying with various federal and state laws, keeping good, well-organized records can be very helpful in documenting and supporting an organization’s employment actions.
Download Now!

This special report will discuss how you can ensure your records are in good order, and establish a record-retention policy.

Topics covered:
1. Hiring Records
2. Employment Relationships
3. Termination Records
4. Litigation Issues
5. Electronic Information Issues
6. Tips for Better Recordkeeping
7. A List of Legal Requirements

Make sure you have the information you need to know to keep your records in order.