The Labor Relations Section represents the Ohio Department of Commerce
(ODOC), Bureau of Wage and Hour Administration in enforcing Ohio’s laws on prevailing wage and minimum wage, and the State Employment Relations Board
(SERB) in enforcing the Ohio Public Employee’s Collective Bargaining Act. In addition, the Section provides legal advice to the State Personnel Board of Review as it carries out its statutory obligations to hear appeals of public employees.
Each board and agency has regulatory authority and policy making authority. The Labor Relations Section represents these agencies in administrative hearings as well as in courts throughout the state of Ohio.