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Ohio asks businesses to report employees who don't come back to work as it seeks to regulate unemployment claims

Bryan Pietsch   

Ohio asks businesses to report employees who don't come back to work as it seeks to regulate unemployment claims
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The department that oversees unemployment claims in Ohio launched a site asking employers to report workers who "quit or refuse work when it is available" to enforce unemployment claims as the state opens some nonessential businesses.

Workers across the country have said they're afraid to go to work during the pandemic, as cases have yet to decline in many areas. Experts have warned that opening too soon could cause a spike in cases.

Offices, construction, and manufacturing sites opened on Monday in Ohio, according to a report Cleveland.com. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services sent emails on Friday to employers urging them to inform the department of workers who don't return to their jobs, according to the report.

The email told employers "Ohio law prohibits individuals from receiving unemployment benefits if they refuse to accept offers of suitable work, or quit work, without good cause," Cleveland.com reported.

The site asks employers to "Report COVID-19 Quits or Work Refusals when Work is Available."

The website's URL ends in "covid-19-fraud."

It asks for the employee's name, identification number, if the employee quit or refused to return to work, and if the business was deemed as essential, among other questions.

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