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Pew report: Federal aid softened pandemic recession, sped recovery

BY: - November 17, 2021

Thanks in part to ongoing federal assistance, personal income in every state is higher than it was prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. In Ohio, total personal income is up 3.7% compared to pre-pandemic levels after accounting for inflation. Nationwide, the mark is even higher, 4.1% better than pre-pandemic levels, according to the report prepared by […]

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The ‘great resignation’ is a trend that began before the pandemic

BY: - November 15, 2021

By Ian O. Williamson, University of California, Irvine Finding good employees has always been a challenge – but these days it’s harder than ever. And it is unlikely to improve anytime soon. The so-called quit rate – the share of workers who voluntarily leave their jobs – hit a new record of 3% in September […]

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Bill looks to give employers ‘affirmative defense’ in sex harassment cases

BY: - December 16, 2019

A bill that would provide an “affirmative defense” for employers in sexual harassment cases is continuing through the Ohio Legislature. House Bill 352, also called the “Employment Law Uniformity Act,” has been touted by its sponsors as a new way to allow “timely, fair, and efficient resolution of claims for both employers and employees,” according […]