March 1st, 2019

WEBINAR: Marijuana in the Workplace

Tuesday, March 19, 2019, 1:00 p.m. CT60 minutes | Advance registration required Employers are increasingly perplexed about how to avoid mistakes in confronting the use of marijuana by employees, on and off the clock. In this webinar, we will explain recent changes in state law, and we will suggest some effective guidelines for establishing workplace […]

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February 19th, 2019

The Dangers of Lapsed BWC Coverage

It is very important for employers to understand the importance of timely premium payments. If BWC does not receive an employer’s premium on time, the BWC places their account in a lapsed status. Lapsed coverage can be a very costly mistake for numerous reasons: Employer liability… If a claim occurs while coverage is lapsed the […]

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February 19th, 2019

New Ohio BWC Administrator: Stephanie B. McCloud

Governor Mike DeWine has nominated Stephanie B. McCloud administrator/CEO of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation.  Administrator McCloud is a seasoned workers’ comp professional who cares passionately about BWC and its mission. She is a former BWC staff attorney and has a strong legal resumé, including as principal of a small business in Reynoldsburg. After […]

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February 6th, 2019

Help! I’m being audited by the Ohio BWC – What does this mean?

Overall, the BWC wants to make sure that you, as the employer, are reporting the same amounts of payroll to the State of Ohio for taxes as you are to the BWC for your workers’ comp premium payments. Plus, they want to make sure the NCCI Manual Classifications are appropriate for your business and that you […]

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January 28th, 2019

Time to File Real Property Tax Complaints in Ohio for Tax Year 2018

The State of Ohio requires counties to reappraise real property tax values every six years. In the interim, the counties are required to update values in the middle of that cycle.  This cycle is not evenly distributed among Ohio’s 88 counties.  For tax year 2018, 19 of Ohio’s counties were required to conduct a full […]

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December 20th, 2018

3 Major Takeaways from the 2019 FedEx and UPS Rate Increases

3 Major Takeaways from the 2019 FedEx and UPS Rate Increases

FedEx and UPS rates are going up in 2019, and it’s more important than ever that OCRM Members know how to mitigate the impact to their business. Here are a few things you should know about the changes to come: FedEx and UPS small package rates are increasing an average of 4.9% – effective January […]

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November 29th, 2018

State and Local Tax Alert: Ohio Supreme Court Clarifies Sales Tax Law on Business Purchase of Promotional Items

This holiday season, Ohio based professional sports teams[1] have at least one tax reason for which they can give thanks. On the day before Thanksgiving, the Ohio Supreme Court announced its decision in Cincinnati Reds, LLC v. Testa (November 21, 2018), Slip Op. 2018‑Ohio‑4669. The Court held that the purchase of promotional items by the […]

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