This is for part time employees in Ohio.
There are a large number of employers in my area, including my own, that are starting to say that employers are required by law to provide benefits to any employee that works more that 1500 hours in a year. Benefits must be equal to that provided to a full time employee.
Due to this, Employer's, again including my own, are limiting all part time employee's to 1500 hours maximum a year to avoid the costs.
Can anyone advise me what law this is and where I may find it? Some employers are apparently getting around this by having employee's sign a waiver declining benefit rights, but my employer is not buying it. I'm looking for a legal way around this law for both my employer and employees. My employer is actually willing to allow over 1500 hrs in a year if they can legally avoid not providing benefits to part time employees.
Thank you for any help!