SOCA sent these Q&A's that we thought would be helpful to share. Also refer to the ODJFS website for more answers to questions.
Is it possible to file for unemployment if the employee has had their hours reduced. Example. 40 hours down to 25 hours? Can an unemployment claim be filed to make up the lost wages?
Yes the employee can file for unemployment with reduced hours. Also, due to the CV19 the waiting period has been waived.
. So does this mean that the specific employers rates will not be impacted?
If an employee receives unemployment benefits as a result of a coronavirus-related business shutdown, will the employer's unemployment taxes increase?
For contributory employers, charges during Ohio's emergency declaration period will be mutualized. Reimbursing employers will follow existing charging requirements under Ohio Revised Code Chapter 4141.