State Issues

Place Your Bets: Ohio Legalizes Sports Gaming January 4, 2022

On December 21, 2021, Governor DeWine signed House Bill 29 to legalize and regulate sports gaming in Ohio.  The law will allow sports gaming through licensed operators of online sportsbooks...

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Ohio Budget Bill Extends Temporary COVID-Driven Pro-Employer Local Withholding Tax Provisions through December 31, 2021 and Provides Employers Additional Safe Harbors June 30, 2021

On June 28th, the Ohio General Assembly approved Sub. H.B. 110 (H.B. 110). In so doing, the General Assembly effectively extended to December 31, 2021, the temporary, COVID-driven, pro-employer local...

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A Return to Normal? Ohio’s Pandemic Unemployment Benefits Wind Down June 3, 2021

As Ohio continues its recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, a number of pandemic unemployment benefits programs are winding down. Governor Mike DeWine has announced the termination of two facets of...

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Ohio’s New Employment Law Uniformity Act What You Need to Know February 25, 2021

On January 13, 2021, Governor Mike DeWine signed H.B. 352, the Employment Law Uniformity Act ("ELUA"). The new law makes long-overdue, employer-friendly changes to Ohio's workplace discrimination statutory framework. Among...

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Ohio Enacts Important Changes to the Civil Rights Law January 15, 2021

On January 12, 2021, Ohio enacted House Bill 352, the Employment Law Uniformity Act (ELUA) to improve Ohio’s employment discrimination laws. The ELUA makes significant changes to the Ohio Civil...

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Ohio Enacts Additional COVID-Related Immunity Legislation November 24, 2020

As we previously reported, Ohio enacted Amended Substitute House Bill 606 which provides qualified civil immunity for claims related to exposure to or transmission or contraction of coronaviruses.  The immunity...

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Ohio Enacts Broad COVID-19 Immunity Legislation September 15, 2020

As businesses in Ohio continue to reopen, employers are concerned about potential liability if their employees or customers contract COVID-19 in their workplace or business. Similar concerns exist for colleges...

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Overview of Ohio Department of Health “Director’s Stay at Home Order” March 23, 2020

On March 22, 2020, the Director of the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) issued a Stay at Home Order (the Stay Home Order) which becomes effective on March 23, 2020,...

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Ohio Hemp Law Update – What Stations Need to Know February 19, 2020

The purpose of this Legal Bulletin is to update OAB member stations regarding recent developments with respect to the advertising of hemp products as a result of Ohio’s hemp law...

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New Ohio Hemp Legislation – What Stations Need to Know August 5, 2019

The purpose of this Legal Bulletin is to update OAB member stations regarding current issues with respect to the advertising of hemp products as a result of the new Ohio...

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