Discipline and termination

State procedures

Are there state-specific laws on the procedures employers must follow with regard to discipline and grievance procedures?

Ohio law provides no specific procedures with respect to the discipline of employees in the private sector. Public sector employees are subject to various disciplinary requirements and grievance procedures.

At-will or notice

At-will status and/or notice period?

Ohio law allows at-will employment and does not require a notice period before employment can be terminated.

What restrictions apply to the above?

Ohio law allows employers to provide notice protections under contract with individual employees.

Final paychecks

Are there state-specific rules on when final paychecks are due after termination?

Ohio law requires payment of final wages within 15 days or (on demand of the terminating employee) at the time of the next regularly scheduled payday, whichever comes first.