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Ohio unemployment Changes due to Covid-19

hickslawns

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Get on the Job and Family Services website if this is causing work issues. Even if you are still working but your hours are cut back. . .as I read it. . . It appears you may be eligible. This fell under the "SharedWork" section. They are even offering a liquor buy back for bars/restaurants closed. Plenty of help being rolled out.

Below are some copy/pastes from an email I received. I do not specialize in HR. It is a part of my job, but I don't do it daily.

Unemployment Insurance
The Employer’s Guide to Ohio Unemployment Insurance link is listed below to assist with any questions you may have in relation to UI.
http://www.odjfs.state.oh.us/forms/num/JFS08201/pdf/
I have also attached the key contact numbers out of the guide to assist employer with contact information on UI topics.

Rapid Response
For Rapid Response and Layoff Aversion information, please contact that Rapid Response personnel.

Support for Small Businesses & Non-Profit Organizations:
The Ohio Development Services Agency is working this week to qualify Ohio for the U.S. Small Business Administration's (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program. This program provides low-interest loans up to $2 million in order to help businesses overcome the temporary loss of revenue during the state of emergency.
Non-profit organizations in Ohio will also be eligible for low-interest loans through the SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loan program.
Businesses impacted by the current public health crisis can contact BusinessHelp@Development.Ohio.gov for more information. Additional details about the SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loan Program is available at SBA.gov/Disaster.
Enhanced Unemployment Aid for Ohioans:
The Governor has issued an executive order, which will grant the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) with the authority to accept and grant requests for unemployment compensation suspending the normal 1-week waiting period.
This order will also give relief to applicants who are not offered paid leave through their job, as well as those who have been quarantined by a medical professional, their employer, or whose employers must temporarily close. Those who apply for unemployment under these circumstances will be exempt from the requirement that they be actively seeking work.
For more information, please go to Unemployment.Ohio.gov or JFS.Ohio.gov/Coronavirus.
SharedWork Ohio:
SharedWork Ohio is an alternative to layoffs for employers. It allows workers to remain employed and employers to retain their staff during times of reduced business activity. Under a SharedWork Ohio plan, employers reduce hours to avert a layoff. The participating employee works the reduced hours, and the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services provides an unemployment insurance benefit proportionate to their reduced hours.
Interested employers should provide the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services with a list of participating employees and specify their normal weekly hours of work, not to exceed 40 hours and not including overtime. Part-time employees may be eligible, but all employees in an affected unit must have their hours reduced by the same reduction percentage. For more information, please visit JFS.Ohio.gov/SharedWorkOhio.
TechCred:
We encourage Ohio employers to take advantage of the State of Ohio’s TechCred program and upskill their employees while they may be unable to perform their typical day-to-day duties. Many of these trainings can be completed online.
TechCred offers employers up to $2,000 in reimbursement for every technology-focused credential earned by an employee, up to $30,000 per employer per round. These technology-focused credentials take a year or less to complete and prepare current and future employees for the technology jobs Ohio employers need.
The current application period is open through March 31st on TechCred.Ohio.Gov. If a business has questions about the program they should email Workforce@OWT.Ohio.gov.
 

bowhunter1023

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Thanks for sharing, Phil. That's all stuff from my past, and now current life.

Also, Ohio has our application in to declare all 88 counties disaster areas. This means Ohio businesses can apply for the SBA's disaster loans. Rates are 3.75% with loans under $25K not requiring collateral. Fund cannot be used on capital projects, but they can cover expenses and decreased cash flows. Call your local Small Business Development Center or your SBA district office to learn more.
 

Ohiosam

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Does anyone know the answer to this situation?

Our church employs a part time custodian. He has a full time job in the food service industry. He’s is getting laid off from the full time job. Does the part time job at church affect his ability to collect unemployment?
 

Jamie

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assuming this is legitimate employment for which he receives a payroll check, under normal circumstances, yes, absolutely. I would think it will still have some bearing on how much unemployment compensation he can receive now just the same, but I don't know this to be a matter of fact. if he gets paid under the table for the custodial work, then it won't affect his determination of benefits. unless he divulges that information, that is.
 

Ohiosam

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assuming this is legitimate employment for which he receives a payroll check, under normal circumstances, yes, absolutely. I would think it will still have some bearing on how much unemployment compensation he can receive now just the same, but I don't know this to be a matter of fact. if he gets paid under the table for the custodial work, then it won't affect his determination of benefits. unless he divulges that information, that is.
Not under the table, he’s on the payroll. thanks
 

hickslawns

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Sam- just have him file for unemployment. Be honest about his situation. There are many new programs rolling out as I read it. This is changing by the day. The guy needs to have "something" coming in besides his part time gig. I would think this is the best unemployment package our state has ever seen. I cannot remember a time they offered to compensate for someone who simply had their hours cut. Unheard of.