Tag Archives: Ohio

Ohio Unemployment Expansions Amidst COVID-19 Crisis (US)

Ohio, like all other states, is facing an unprecedented rise in unemployment claims as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  In Ohio, 111,055 unemployment claims were filed between March 15-18, 2020.  At the same point just one week ago, there were under 4,000 claims.  These numbers are expected to increase in the coming days and … Continue Reading

The Ohio Supreme Court Reinstates Ability To Automatically Transfer Employee Noncompete Agreements in a Merger

The Supreme Court of Ohio reconsidered and reversed in part its May 24, 2012 decision, Acordia of Ohio L.L.C. v. Fishel (Acordia I) [pdf], that a surviving company in a merger may not be able to enforce employees’ noncompete agreements if the agreements failed to contain an assignment clause. The Court issued a partial correction of … Continue Reading

Ohio Voters Repeal Senate Bill 5

On November 8, 2011, voters overwhelmingly rejected issue 2 which was a ballot referendum on Senate Bill 5 that, if enacted, would have significantly changed collective bargaining in Ohio.  Union organizers and democratic leaders view the victory as a loud message to Governor Kasich that Ohioans strongly support union negotiations.  In addition, the opponents of … Continue Reading