Ohio law recently changed mandating that employers will be penalized for not responding to requests from ODJFS regarding unemployment claims. If an employer fails to respond to three requests and it is determined that the worker should not have collected benefits, the employer may be charged for such benefits. (See, House Bill 37)
Individuals claiming unemployment also have more burdens to collect benefits. The unemployed worker must now post a resume on Ohio’s Job Search website, take three assessments and complete a questionnaire. Each requirement has a deadline and if not met, benefits will be suspended. Workers will be automatically registered with OhioMeans Jobs. The employees must apply for two jobs each week in order to retain benefits.
All information can be accessed on the ODJFS website, which has a wealth of information about Ohio unemployment.Back to news