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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?
Ohio Wage and Hour Laws
Employers must pay $8.80 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
Taxable Wage Base ($000s): 9,000
New Employer Rate (% Taxable Wages) 2.7 or 5.8
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.
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 State Tax Resources
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