Ohio Hours of Work laws & compensation compliance analysis

Ohio Hours of Work: What you need to know

Ohio has a variety of legal limitations on the hours different types of workers may work.
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Municipalities in Ohio from may not set a minimum wage rate higher than that of the state or federal government. Municipalities also may not regulate any of the following wage and hour aspects of employment for private sector employees:
• The number of hours an employee is required to work or be on call for work;
• The time when an employee is required to work or be on call for work;
• The location where an employee is required to work;
• The amount of notification an employee receives for work schedule assignments or changes to work schedule assignments, including any addition to or reduction in hours, the cancellation of a shift, or changes in the date or time of a work shift;
• Fluctuations in the number of hours an employee is scheduled to work on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis;
• Additional payment for reporting time when work is or becomes unavailable, for being on call, or for working a split shift;
• Whether an employer must provide advance notice of an employee's initial work or shift schedule, notice of a new schedule, or notice of a changed schedule, including whether an employer must provide employees with predictable schedules;
• Whether an employer must offer additional hours of work to employees it currently employs before employing additional workers; and
• Whether an employer will provide employees fringe benefits and the type and amount of those benefits.
There are legal restrictions on the number of hours and kind of work that minors may perform.
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