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Governor DeWine Extends and Expands Stay at Home Order

By Tricia Pycraft   |  April 3, 2020

Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday, April 2, that Ohio Department of Health Director, Dr. Amy Acton, would sign an Amended Stay at Home Order to extend through 11:59 p.m. on May 1. The amended Order, which is effective immediately after its predecessor’s expiration, is largely the same as the state's previous stay-at-home order but is slightly expanded. All individuals currently living within Ohio are still ordered to stay at home or their place of residence, except as allowed in the Order.  Leaving home for Essential Travel and Essential Activities as set forth in the Order is acceptable.    Only Essential Businesses continue to be permitted to stay open. The CISA Guidance on Essential Infrastructure Workers’ definition of which workers are essential changed on March 28, 2020. 

Questions Persist Regarding “Essential Businesses” Under Stay at Home Order

By Robert Gorman   |  March 27, 2020

Ohio's Stay at Home Order continues to raise questions as to the types of businesses that may remain open and the rules under which they must operate during the Ohio Order. It has become clear that authorities in different jurisdictions are taking differing approaches in responding to the Ohio Order. Our advice to businesses has three parts.

DOL Clarifies that Paid Sick Leave is Inapplicable to Employees Out of Work Because their Workplace has Shut Down

By Kimberly Hall   |  March 24, 2020

On March 22, 2020, the Ohio Department of Health issued a Stay at Home Order (Order), ordering the closure of non-essential businesses in Ohio for a two-week period starting at 11:59 p.m. Monday, March 23. Businesses that are required by the Order to shut-down are wondering if the Order will trigger their obligation to provide affected employees with paid leave under the new Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Act).  

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