October 19th, 2020

House Bill 81: Important BWC Changes

House Bill 81:  Important BWC Changes

Governor Mike DeWine has signed H.B. 81 and it became effective Sept. 15, 2020. H.B. 81 creates several important changes to Ohio Workers’ Compensation Law including: Reduces the statute of limitations for filing an application for Violation of Specific Safety Requirement (VSSR) to one year from the date of injury or occupational disease from two years. […]

Government, Workers Comp 0
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 […]

Government 0
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 […]

Employment Law, Government 0
February 9th, 2017

Administration’s Proposed Budget Includes Two Significant Municipal Income Tax Changes

On January 30th, Governor Kasich summarized his proposed two-year budget. Relative to municipal net profit taxes, the Administration wants the Ohio Department of Taxation (department) to administrator the municipal net profits tax going forward as opposed to the roughly 600 cities that currently administer the tax.  Thus business taxpayers will file a single net profits […]

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June 6th, 2016

Labor Group Proposes to Place $15 Minimum Wage on Ballot in City of Cleveland

Raise Up Cleveland, a group backed by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), reportedly gathered 28,000 signatures – significantly more than the 5,000 required to place a proposal on the November ballot. Cleveland City Council must now consider an ordinance that would require employers of 25 or more employees to pay $15 per hour minimum […]

Economics, Government, Local Business, News, The Council 0
May 9th, 2016

BWC Update!

Other States Coverage Do you send employees outside the state of Ohio to work? If so, coverage through BWC may not be sufficient. Click HERE to learn more information on other states coverage. To learn more, click HERE to view a video on the topic of other states coverage. True Up Process Employers must file a payroll […]

Government, Local Business, News, The Council 0
April 4th, 2016

New Issue of Council Concepts

Please select the image above or the following link to view the Ohio Council of Retail Merchant’s most recent edition of Council Concepts. Our quarterly magazine is one of many great ways to keep track of the latest news, events, and information involving the retail industry in Ohio. Council Concepts, Volume 94, Issue 1

Economics, Government, Local Business, News, The Council 0

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