The Healthy Families Act: What it will mean for Ohio employers

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As many of our readers are aware, November’s ballot will probably contain a referendum asking Ohio voters to approve the Ohio Healthy Families Act. The proposed legislation would require Ohio employers to provide seven days of paid sick leave annually for most employees.

Organized labor is behind the Ohio Healthy Families Coalition, which spent the spring and summer gathering the necessary signatures to place the act on the November ballot. The proposal may have wide popular backing because many voters will fail to consider the act’s many negative consequences for Ohio businesses.

Employers had better be forewarned and forearmed in the event the proposal becomes law.

The devil is in the details

What, exactly, will the act require? All Ohio employers that employ more than 25 employees would be required to provide seven days of paid sick leave per year to all employees who work more than 30 hours in a workweek. The ...(register to read more)

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