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02 Jul

June 2020 Ohio HR Legal Updates

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Summary of State Laws (Q1 & Q2 2020)

Toledo Hair Discrimination
Effective January 10, 2020, Toledo prohibits discrimination based on “natural hair types and hairstyles or head wraps commonly associated with race, culture or religion,” including afros, braids, twists, cornrows, and locs.

Toledo Salary History
Effective June 25, 2020, employers with at least 15 employees are prohibited from any of the following:

  • Asking job applicants about salary history.
  • Screening applicants based on their current or prior wages, benefits, other compensation or salary histories.
  • Relying on an applicant’s salary history in deciding whether to offer employment to the applicant or in determining the applicant’s salary, benefits or other compensation, including the terms of an employment contract.
  • Refusing to hire or otherwise retaliate against an applicant who fails to disclose his or her salary history to a prospective employer.

However, employers may discuss salary and benefit expectations with applicants.

Upon reasonable request, an employer must provide the applicable pay scale to applicants who have received a conditional job offer.