Ohio Employment Law Update — March 2019

Ohio

Cincinnati Bans Inquiry and Use of Salary Information

On March 13, 2019, the City of Cincinnati adopted an ordinance (No. 0083-2019) enacting a new city law prohibiting salary history inquiry and use. The new law was created to ensure that Cincinnati residents’ rights are protected and that job applicants in Cincinnati are offered employment positions and subsequently compensated based on their job responsibilities and level of experience, rather than on prior salary histories.

The ordinance is effective 365 days after it becomes law.

Read the ordinance

Equal Employment Poster Updated

In January 2019, the Ohio Civil Rights Commission updated its mandated “Equal Employment Opportunity Is the Law” poster. Employers must conspicuously post this notice in a location where it may be easily viewed by employees.

See the poster