Ohio’s unemployment compensation system, like that of many other states, provides temporary payments to employees who lose their jobs through no fault of their own. The program draws from a public policy that assumes “unemployment is a serious menace to the health, welfare and morale” of Ohio’s citizens and is designed to lighten the job-loss burden for workers and their families.

The Ohio Department of Job & Family Services (http://jfs.ohio.gov/ouc/) administers the law. Employees make no contributions to the unemployment compensation program, which employers fund entirely.

The law is complex and in some cases holds an employer liable for unemployment insurance (UI) payments even when a former employee wasn’t fired but quit.

Employers are required to post information about the state’s unemployment compensation program in the workplace. (To download a copy of the poster, go to www.odjfs.state.oh.us/forms/file.asp?id=4...(register to read more)

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