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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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August 7th, 2017

WEBINAR: Back To School – Employee Training, August 15, 2pm

Back To School – Employee Training Tuesday, August 15, 2017  (1:00 PM CT) 30 minutes  |  Complimentary  |  Advance registration required Every day, people are injured in the workplace and on our highways. Each year, billions of dollars of property are destroyed due to fire, and employment-related lawsuits are becoming more common. We are going to […]

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June 7th, 2017

Growing National Economic Development Incentives Team

Our Economic Development Incentives team has helped retailers of all sizes in Ohio and beyond in all aspects of structuring, securing, implementing and maintaining economic development incentives.  Our team continues to grow and, most recently, we welcomed two new attorneys.  Jonathan Stock and Christopher Knezevic, attorneys with more than 30 years of combined experience, strengthen […]

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May 18th, 2017

Farther Together. Faster Alone.

Father Together. Faster Alone. – African proverb On the hunt for a good quote for this May update, we came across this advice and it stuck with us all month. So many times we think, ‘I’ll just do it myself’, when in fact getting help from someone would have been a much better solution in […]

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