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Did you know that Ohio has reciprocal withholding agreements with Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania and West Virginia? That Ohio employers are not required to withhold from wages earned in Ohio by residents of those states?

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​​Ohio Compensation

Employers must pay $8.15 an hour to employees covered by Ohio's minimum wage law.

The following employees are exempt from the minimum wage:

  • employees excluded from FLSA's definition of employees,
  • employees exempt from the federal minimum wage.

Ohio Payroll for Employers

Employers covered by Ohio's wage payment law must pay wages at least semimonthly. Wages earned in the first half of a month must be paid by the first day of the following month and wages earned in the second half of a month must be paid by the 15th day of the following month.

Ohio Unemployment:


Taxable Wage Base ($000s):                        9,000

New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages)    2.7

Employee Tax Rate (% Taxable Wages)     None

Period Effective                                             Calendar Year 2017


Ohio Income Tax Withholding

Ohio's law requires employers to withhold state income tax from employees' wages and remit the amounts withheld to the Department of Taxation.

Generally, employers required to withhold federal income tax must also withhold Ohio income tax.

Ohio Benefits

​Ohio Voting Rights:

Employer Right to Schedule Voting Hours         Yes

Pay Deduction for Voting Time Leave                 Prohibited


Ohio requires employers to allow employees sufficient time off to vote.

All private employers in Ohio must allow employees time off to vote. The law does not specify the exact amount of voting time leave.

Ohio Links


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