March 23rd, 2017

One of My Employees is Injured. What Do I Do?

Employers of all industries and sizes face unique occupational hazards and varying levels of risk that their employees will experience an on-the-job injury.  Whether you are in a relatively low-risk industry or one that has a higher probability of injury, having an effective injury reporting process in place is critical to minimizing operational disruptions, as […]

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March 23rd, 2017

BWC proposes another $1 billion workers’ comp rebate

Rebates and rate cuts since 2011 total $6 billion Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison today proposed a $1 billion rebate for Ohio’s private and public employers, the third such rebate since 2013. Morrison announced the proposal with Gov. John Kasich at Dynamit, a downtown Columbus company that creates web and mobile […]

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March 16th, 2017

Cost Containment Strategies – Handicap Reimbursement

In an effort to keep you in the loop on what goes on behind the scenes here, for the next few months we thought we would share our commitment and approach toward different cost-containment strategies. One such claims cost inhibitor that we employ is filing for a handicap reimbursement. Handicap Reimbursement is a program that […]

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March 16th, 2017

2017 CareWorksComp Workers’ Compensation and Safety Seminars

CareWorksComp seminars will take place from 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Our panel of experts will discuss: rates, hearings, claims management, safety, unemployment compensation, absence management and vocational rehabilitation. These seminars and the video/webinar fulfills BWC’s two-hour safety training requirement for group and group retrospective employers. The fee is $45 and includes a continental breakfast. […]

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March 16th, 2017

BWC Proposes Another $1 Billion Workers’ Comp Rebate

Rebates and rate cuts since 2011 total $6 billion Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Administrator/CEO Sarah Morrison today proposed a $1 billion rebate for Ohio’s private and public employers, the third such rebate since 2013. Morrison announced the proposal with Gov. John Kasich at Dynamit, a downtown Columbus company that creates web and mobile […]

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March 8th, 2017

Puzder, and Acosta, and Boeing, and Griffin, Oh My!

By Nelson Cary on February 20, 2017 What a last couple of weeks on the labor law front.  Here is a quick round up of significant developments, just to make sure you are caught up: Puzder Out, Acosta Up Next President Trump’s first DOL secretary nominee, Andrew Puzder, withdrew himself from contention earlier this week.  Press […]

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March 8th, 2017

The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – What Retailers Need To Know About Recent and Pending Ohio Legislation

Written by Michael C. Griffaton Of Counsel First, the good news. The Employment Law Uniformity Act (House Bill 2) has been introduced in the Ohio House of Representatives. House Bill 2 would significantly revise Ohio’s discrimination laws in several respects.  Among other changes, HB 2 would: Reduce the time in which to file lawsuits related […]

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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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