Thursday, May 11, 2017

Critical employer law reforms move forward in Ohio House

Yesterday, Ohio House Bill 2, favorably reported out of the House Economic Development, Commerce, and Labor Committee. This is the important first legislative step to getting this bill passed and enacting necessary changes to Ohio’s employment discrimination law. HB 2 now moves onto consideration by the full House.

You can read all of the details at the Ohio Chamber’s All for Ohio Blog, including the key provisions of the legislation, and, most importantly, why the bill’s opponents shifted their stance to “neutral.” With opposition moving out of the way, I am cautiously optimistic that HB 2 will become law this legislative session. Stay tuned.