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State Representative Brian Hill (R-Zanesville) today announced that the Ohio House of Representatives has passed House Bill 37, legislation that creates the SharedWork Ohio Program.


The program allows employers to reduce the number of hours worked by employees in lieu of layoffs. It also makes it easier for employees to avoid being laid off and to receive partial unemployment benefits.


“House Bill 37 will allow people the opportunity to continue to work and maintain benefits for their families while companies go through the normal struggles in the economy without being completely laid off. This is a pro-jobs bill and will truly benefit employers and employees across Ohio.”


Participating employers must submit a plan to the director of the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services. The plan must satisfy certain requirements and be approved by the department. Each plan takes effect on the date on which it received approval and ends at the end of the 52nd week after the plan’s effective date.


HB 37 passed the House and now will go to the Ohio Senate for further consideration.

 
 
 
  
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