June 12th, 2017

Employment Insights − Hidden Dangers of Employment Law

Employment Insights − Hidden Dangers of Employment Law Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 2:00 p.m. ET 60 minutes | Advance registration required  This webinar will explain some of the common mistakes employers make that lead to the most frequent claims of discrimination and retaliation—and that make them harder to defend. We’ll also discuss some easy, practical […]

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June 7th, 2017

Sixth Circuit Expands Cat’s Paw to FMLA Cases

Article by Mike Griffaton The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) prohibits an employer from discriminating or retaliating against employees who have used FMLA leave. It also states that employers cannot use the taking of leave as a negative factor in employment actions. The term “cat’s-paw” refers to situations where a biased subordinate uses the formal […]

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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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June 7th, 2017

New Ohio Opioid Prescribing Rules Help Employers Fight Addiction

Article by Brad Sinnott and Rosemary Welsh The Ohio Workers’ Compensation system is a part of the opioid crisis in Ohio because injured workers have a very high level of opioid use. But rules governing the prescription of opioids give employers a powerful tool to combat the development of opioid addiction. An important rule that became […]

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May 18th, 2017

Cost Containment Strategies – Lump Sum Settlement

In March, we explained a cost containment strategy called handicap reimbursement. This month we offer information about another cost inhibitor we have in our arsenal, which is a lump sum settlement (LSS). An LSS is an agreement between the employer, injured worker, and the BWC for a lump sum payment to settle one or more workers’ […]

Workers Comp 0
May 18th, 2017

Program Compatibility

With the discount program deadlines coming up, it seems like a good time to include a chart showing the compatibility of the BWC discount programs, such as ISSP and TWB, with the various BWC alternative rating programs, such as Group Rating and Group Retrospective Rating. Please keep in mind that certain Destination Excellence discounts are […]

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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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May 17th, 2017

Important Upcoming Dates & Deadlines

Please note these upcoming dates and deadlines in May and June: May 31, 2017 Drug-Free Safety Program (DFSP) application deadline for a 7/1 start date Industry Specific Safety Program (ISSP) application deadline for a 7/1 start date Application deadline for the Transitional Work Bonus (TWB) for a 7/1 start date June 30, 2017 Deadline to […]

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