Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLPState Prohibits Local Residency Hiring Requirements in Public Projects

June 6, 2016

After more than a year of debate, Ohio Governor John Kasich has signed a measure to prohibit state and local governments from imposing residency requirements on contractors and design professionals.  House Bill 180 was signed on May 31, 2016, and becomes effective on August 29, 2016. The bill also prohibits bid award bonuses as incentives to employ laborers residing within the defined geographic area or service area of the public authority. For the complete alert and more information, click here.  

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