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 9th, 2017

Employers Continue to Lose Social Media Cases at the NLRB

By: Nelson Cary Employers firing employees for the content of their social media posts continue to do so at their own risk.  An NLRB decision from last month provides a good reminder of this important point. An ambulance company, in two unrelated events, fired two employees for what they posted to Facebook.  The first employee, […]

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August 9th, 2017

EEOC Wants to Collect Employee Pay Data from Employers

By: Mike Griffaton In February 2016, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) published revisions to its Employer Information Report (EEO-1) that are intended to “assist the agency in identifying possible pay discrimination and assist employers in promoting equal pay in their workplaces.” To that end, the revised EEO-1 requires covered employers to provide aggregate data […]

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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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July 25th, 2017

Legislative Update Motor Vehicle Claims

Act Summary Workers’ Compensation Claims Involving Motor Vehicle Accidents Effective with dates of injury on or after July 1, 2017. Requires workers’ compensation claims to be charged to the Surplus Fund Account in lieu of to a state fund employer’s experience in certain circumstances when a claim is based on a motor vehicle accident involving […]

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July 11th, 2017

Ohio Supreme Court Decision a Positive Development for Ohio Retailers

On June 22, 2017 the Ohio Supreme Court issued a decision overturning over a decade of case law that consistently found that a recent arm’s length sale was the best evidence of value for real property tax purposes regardless of the circumstances surrounding the sale.  In its decision, the Court makes it clear that a […]

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July 11th, 2017

Changing Course: Department of Labor Withdraws Recent Guidance on Independent Contractors and Joint Employers

By: Mark Knueve and Mike Griffaton In June 2017, U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced that it is withdrawing two Administrator’s Interpretations on joint employment and independent contractors that were issued under the Obama administration. Both interpretations had the potential to increase employers’ liability for misclassification and for wage-hour penalties for being deemed a joint […]

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