Proposed Bill Reduces Timeframe for Claiming Unemployment Benefits

Ohio – Proposed Bill H.B. 394 has a provision to reduce the maximum timeframe for claiming unemployment benefits from 26 weeks to a window of 12-20 weeks and requires someone to have earned wages in at least three of the four calendar quarters in order to be eligible for benefits. The bill was introduced to address long-term structural problems with the state’s system, but it is facing opposition from some state industries. Find out Why: