Ohio Chamber Testifies in Support of Employment Law Uniformity Act

On Tuesday, February 21 Director of Labor & Legal Affairs Don Boyd testified with Ohio Chamber member Jan Hensel of Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, in support of House Bill 2, the Employment Law Uniformity Act.

In his testimony, Boyd stated that the drastic differences in state and federal employment laws create an administrative burden and uncertainty for employers and human resources professionals. This puts our state at a competitive disadvantage.

If enacted HB 2 would:

  • Create a universal one-year statute of limitations for both civil actions and Ohio Civil Rights Commission (OCRC) claims;
  • Remove the individual supervisor liability where individual supervisors or managers could not be sued when the individual is acting in the interest of an employer;
  • Change the law governing age discrimination claims so they are consistent with all other type of discrimination cases;
  • Incentivize employers to have robust protections and policies for handling of claims of hostile work environment harassment discrimination.

Much has been written previously about this bill as it is a priority for the Ohio Chamber. To read past posts on this bill, click on the links below.

February 2 HB 2 Introduced

February 15 HB 2 Sponsor Testimony

Text of entire bill and related testimony