Month of March Spent With Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine Meeting Members

Date: March 30, 2016 Last Edit: March 31, 2016

During the month of March, Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine
travelled around Ohio visiting 9 NFIB/Ohio Area Action Councils.  Locations included; Canton, Akron, Marietta,
Cincinnati, Sidney, Lima, Mansfield, Avon, and Concord. It was a great
opportunity for members to meet with the Ohio AG in a small group setting and
learn more about what his office does for business in Ohio.

A key issue became the amount of Ohioans who are using
controlled substances and become unable to pass a drug screening. A numerous
locations members shared their experiences on trying to hire qualified
employees only to find that they could not meet this important requirement to
work in their business.  Many customers of
small business owners require that employees of the business pass a drug screen
before they can perform service at their site. 
Member businesses that employ drivers who need a commercial driver’s
license must drug test for that position. Also, many member businesses
participate in the Ohio BWC’s drug-free workplace, so they also drug test. It
ends up being a big problem as they seek to fill positions.

Ohio AG DeWine also informed attendees on how his office
represents the citizens of Ohio in lawsuits. Several of these included when he became
part of the NFIB v. Sebelius case
when NFIB challenged Obamacare, or in the Hobby Lobby case where mandates under
Obamacare were brought into question.

The meetings were very informative and members came away
with some new information,  as well as
copies of his wife Fran’s cookbook.  We
appreciate all of the time Ohio AG DeWine spent with members of NFIB/Ohio this
past month.

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Twitter: https://twitter.com/nfib_oh

You can read coverage of some of the events with Ohio AG
DeWine by local media here:

Lima: http://limaohio.com/news/173785/dewine-tells-business-leaders-hes-fighting-obama-administration-regulations

Mansfield: http://www.richlandsource.com/business/dewine-fields-drug-questions-at-local-biz-meeting/article_00255432-f130-11e5-a0c6-93e9533636e4.html

Akron: http://www.ohio.com/news/local/dewine-tells-akron-area-business-people-that-we-are-not-going-to-arrest-our-way-out-of-state-s-heroin-epidemic-1.668409

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