Ohio law firm files lawsuit to restore $300 unemployment payments

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A Cleveland law firm has filed a lawsuit in a Cuyahoga County court against Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine and Ohio Department of Job and Family Services director Matt Damschroder for the stoppage of the extra unemployment checks.

On June 26, Ohioans who were receiving the extra $300 unemployment payment saw the extra benefit ripped away from them as DeWine ordered Ohio to stop participating in the Federal Pandemic Unemployment Assistance program.

Dann Law and Advocate Attorneys argue that ending the extra payments is against Ohio unemployment law. The law firm is asking the payments be restored while the case goes through the legal process.

Restaurant/business owners rejoiced when news of the extra payments ending broke – many of them felt the extra money discouraged workers to return to work.