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Senator Bob Peterson today announced the Governor has signed House Bill 37, which creates the SharedWork Ohio Program. This initiative will provide an employer the ability to reduce the number of hours worked by employees in lieu of imposing layoffs. The employees could then apply for unemployment benefits in order to compensate for the reduction of hours worked. This legislation is jointly sponsored by Representative Mike Duffey (R-Worthington) and Representative Gary Scherer (R-Circleville). Senator Peterson sponsored the Senate version of this legislation, Senate Bill 25.
 
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