March 1st, 2019

WEBINAR: Marijuana in the Workplace

Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 1:00 p.m. CT60 minutes | Advance registration required Employers are increasingly perplexed about how to avoid mistakes in confronting the use of marijuana by employees, on and off the clock. In this webinar, we will explain recent changes in state law, and we will suggest some effective guidelines for establishing workplace […]

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January 28th, 2019

Time to File Real Property Tax Complaints in Ohio for Tax Year 2018

The State of Ohio requires counties to reappraise real property tax values every six years. In the interim, the counties are required to update values in the middle of that cycle.  This cycle is not evenly distributed among Ohio’s 88 counties.  For tax year 2018, 19 of Ohio’s counties were required to conduct a full […]

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October 4th, 2018

Policy Activity Rebate Overview

Policy Activity Rebate is a customizable plan that allows employers to choose from 33 activities to earn a rebate. VIEW PAR FACT SHEET >>> BWC has developed the Policy Activity Rebate (PAR) to raise employers’ awareness and increase understanding of some of the most important aspects of workers’ compensation, including safety, claims and policy management. […]

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February 23rd, 2018

Potential Changes to Remaining 2017 BWC Premium Installments

A number of employers’ BWC premium installment invoices were recently adjusted by the BWC.  The adjustment increased the remaining installment payments for the current July 1, 2017 rate year. The reason being that when BWC initially calculated the July 1, 2017 rate year premium installments, they were based on the July 1, 2015 rate year payroll. […]

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November 16th, 2017

Employers Working with Persons with Developmental Disabilities Program

Why you should apply for Safety Grants If you are an employer wanting to ensure the safety of your workers when carrying out the services they provide to developmentally disabled children and adults, you have a partner in BWC. Our Employers Working with Persons with Developmental Disabilities Grant Program (EWPDD) provides financial assistance to purchase […]

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August 16th, 2017

New Payroll Reporting Caps

For the 2017 policy year (7/1/17-6/30/18), BWC has updated the payroll reporting caps for corporate officers. The minimum reportable wage per person/per week is $451, and $1353 is the maximum. Those affected by the payroll reporting limitation are defined by BWC as such: Active executive officers of a corporation Note: Officers are considered active if […]

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August 16th, 2017

Future Dating of BWC Premium Payments

As of June 30, BWC began allowing for future dating of premium payments, available through their website, www.bwc.ohio.gov. You can now schedule future payments to avoid missed or late payments and for true-up reconciliation. Please note the following: BWC only accepts ACH transactions for future dating BWC does not allow future credit card payments Since […]

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August 9th, 2017

Avoiding Traps in Terminations and Common Separation Agreement Pitfalls

By: Jennifer Dunsizer Unfortunately, sometimes an employer needs to end an employment relationship.  In many situations, it is in the best interests of the parties to enter into an agreement that defines the terms of the separation.  Whether called a “separation agreement,” “severance agreement,” “retirement agreement” or any other name, the issues remain the same. […]

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