ODJFS wants businesses to report employees who refuse to return to work

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Posted at 8:22 AM, May 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-03 08:22:09-04

CLEVELAND — The Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services is asking employers to tell them if an employee refuses to return to work as the state works on reopening.

ODJFS said they expanded unemployment benefits due to the stay-at-home orders and social distancing restrictions.

As employers begin reopening their doors, ODJFS said many employees are expected to return to their previous employment.

According to ODJFS, Ohio law prohibits people from receiving unemployment benefits if they refuse to accepts employment offers or quit without good cause.

The department said employers need to let them know if an employee refuses to return to work so they can decide if they are still eligible for unemployment.

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