Archive for February, 2017


February 23rd, 2017

Listen to the patient, they will tell you the diagnosis

Commentary From CareWorks Medical Director Dr. Chrisanne Gordon, MD “Listen to the patient, they will tell you the diagnosis.” These words of wisdom spoken from Sir William Osler often fall on deaf ears as today’s physicians work from computer screens and ask pre-ordained questions for the brief examination allotted for office efficiency and maximum payment. […]

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February 16th, 2017

2017 Increases to Ohio Unemployment Tax Rates and Claim Costs

Maximum unemployment tax rates increased from 6% to 9.4%. This includes the additional 0.6% mutual rate charged to all tax contributing experienced rated employers to pay off the remaining balance of the Federal Unemployment loan.  Employers continue to pay unemployment taxes on the first $9,000 of each employee’s payroll, unless they are exempt from this […]

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February 16th, 2017

Workers’ Comp – Important Upcoming Dates

February is a “deadline-free” month, but please keep these upcoming dates in mind: February 2, 2017 was the deadline to post your OSHA 300 log, if this applies to your business. (Questions about your OSHA log requirements? Please contact Jim Wirth at 614.827.0370, or jim.wirth@careworkscomp.com.) March 31, 2017 is the deadline to complete the annual […]

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February 9th, 2017

Recap: Medical Marijuana – What Ohio’s Employers Need to Know

Last month, Vorys, in partnership with the Council, hosted a webinar on what the Council’s members, as employers, should know about Ohio’s medical marijuana law.  The attendees heard from Vorys lawyers Andy Kaplan and Mike Griffaton. Lora Miller, the Council’s director of governmental affairs & public relations, also co-presented on the topic. If you couldn’t […]

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February 9th, 2017

Administration’s Proposed Budget Includes Two Significant Municipal Income Tax Changes

On January 30th, Governor Kasich summarized his proposed two-year budget. Relative to municipal net profit taxes, the Administration wants the Ohio Department of Taxation (department) to administrator the municipal net profits tax going forward as opposed to the roughly 600 cities that currently administer the tax.  Thus business taxpayers will file a single net profits […]

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