Terms of Employment: Ohio
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
- In addition to federal prohibitions, Ohio state laws prohibit certain types of discrimination in employment decisions. See Ohio Employment Antidiscrimination Laws.
- In Ohio, employment relationships are presumed to be at-will. See The At-Will Employment Relationship.
- Ohio recognizes various exceptions to the at-will presumption, including public policy and promissory estoppel. See Exceptions to the At-Will Employment Relationship.
- In Ohio, restrictive covenants will be upheld if the restraint is no greater than is required for the protection of the employer, does not impose undue hardship on the employee, and is not injurious to the public. See Restrictive Covenants in Employment Contracts.
- Ohio has adopted the Uniform Trade Secrets Act. See Ohio Uniform Trade Secrets Act.