Labor & Employment


To protect employers’ rights to manage their workplace with limited governmental involvement and regulation and to simplify Ohio’s employment law statutes in a way that’s fair to both employers and employees.

For more information on the Ohio Chamber’s stances on human resources and labor issues and how to join the committee, please contact Kevin Shimp.


  • Address the long-term solvency of the Unemployment Compensation Trust Fund.
  • Preserve employers’ right to decide whether to prohibit or allow the carrying of concealed handguns onto their property.
  • Protector employers’ ability to regulate their workplace in regards to medical marijuana.
  • Defend against onerous government mandates that drive up labor costs.
  • Support efforts to balance labor regulations, end the NLRB regulatory overreach, and protect employers’ rights at the federal level.
  • Continue to stress the need to ultimately make Ohio a right-to-work state.
  • Amend state wage and hour laws to clarify that de minimis amounts of time spent on electronic devices are not used when calculating overtime pay.

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