November 27th, 2017

Federated Insurance: November 2017 Education Articles

Valued Association Partners: In order to make the email size smaller, attached is a link to articles provided for you by Federated Insurance designed to be short awareness pieces for member education: Risk Management Corner – Property/Casualty and/or Workers Compensation subjects HR Question of the Month – a Human Resources-related question and answer from independent HR legal professionals It’s Your Life – concepts […]

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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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November 16th, 2017

Unemployment Taxable Wage Base Increases for 2018

Ohio employers will be paying more unemployment taxes in 2018 mainly due to an increase in the taxable wage base. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has raised the taxable wage base from $9,000 per employee to $9,500 per employee. In addition to this increase, the tax table used by ODJFS has shifted […]

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September 28th, 2017

Our Philosophy Regarding Cost Containment Strategies

At this time of year as you are making workers’ comp program decisions, there are factors to consider beyond fees and group savings.  You also want to be absolutely confident that your TPA has a dedicated cost containment team that is focused on minimizing the financial impact of claims to reduce your premium dollars. Here’s […]

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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 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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