October 25th, 2020

COVID-19 Business Update – October 23, 2020

COVID-19 Business Update – October 23, 2020

Today Governor DeWine, along with Speaker Bob Cupp, Senate President Larry Obhof and select members of the General Assembly, announced the establishment of the Ohio Small Business Assistance Program. The initiative, which is funded by a portion of CARES Act dollars, will provide grants up to $10,000 to businesses who have been adversely impacted by […]

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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. […]

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October 19th, 2020

BWC Board Approves 2nd Dividend this Year to Ease COVID-19 Financial Impact

BWC Board Approves 2nd Dividend this Year to Ease COVID-19 Financial Impact

On September 25, 2020, the Board of Directors of the Ohio BWC approved yet another employer “Billion Back” dividend.  This approximately $1.5 billion dividend will be sent to Ohio employers near the end of October 2020, after first applying the dividend to any unpaid balances.  The BWC’s aim is to provide some immediate economic relief […]

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September 24th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – September 24, 2020

Coronavirus Update – September 24, 2020

Governor Announces New Order to Reopen Self-Serve Food Options Yesterday, Governor DeWine issued a press release announcing a change to the “Dine Safe Ohio Order” that permits all retail food establishments regulated by the Department of Agriculture, such as grocery and convenience stores, to reopen self-service food stations.  Later in the day, the Ohio Department […]

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September 11th, 2020

Another BWC Billion Back Dividend Rebate Proposed

Another BWC Billion Back Dividend Rebate Proposed

Governor DeWine has asked the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) Board of Directors to send up to $1.5 billion in dividend payments to Ohio employers this fall.  This dividend equals approximately 100% of the premiums paid in policy year 2019.  (This would be January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2019 for public employers and July […]

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September 9th, 2020

2 Hour Safety Training for the Current 2020 Rate Year

2 Hour Safety Training for the Current 2020 Rate Year

Now that we have moved into the new 2020 Rate Year, which runs from 7/1/2020 – 6/30/2021, just a reminder that if you had a claim in the “Green Year” (7/1/2018 – 9/30/2019) and you are in a Group or Group Retrospective program, a representative from your company needs to complete 2 hours of BWC […]

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September 2nd, 2020

Coronavirus Update – September 2, 2020

Coronavirus Update – September 2, 2020

Legislature Sends COVID Liability Protection Bill to Governor After several months of legislative inactivity, the Council and our business association colleagues were successful at convincing the Ohio General Assembly to pass legislation to provide protection for businesses against lawsuits alleging exposure to and/or contraction of the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. House Bill 606 originally passed the […]

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August 25th, 2020

Council Annual Golf Outing – October 5, 2020

Council Annual Golf Outing – October 5, 2020

Online Form – OCRM 2020 Golf Outing Powered by Formstack IMPORTANT COVID-19 WAIVER INFORMATIONSAFETY: Social distancing required; masks required when off-course. ASSUMPTION OF RISK: The Council cannot prevent you from being exposed to, contracting, or spreading COVID-19 during the Outing. It is not possible to prevent against the presence of the virus. If you choose […]

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August 3rd, 2020

Ohio’s 6th Annual Sales Tax Holiday

Ohio’s 6th Annual Sales Tax Holiday

COLUMBUS, OH – August 3, 2020 – Despite the many new changes and challenges Ohioans have experienced this year, one thing remains the same—Ohio’s sixth annual sales tax holiday will take place August 7-9, 2020. Ohio consumers can certainly use the tax break during these unprecedented times.  “There is no question that the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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July 30th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – July 30, 2020

Coronavirus Update – July 30, 2020

Governor asks Liquor Control to Pass Emergency Rule Preventing Alcohol Sales at Bars and Restaurants after 10 PM This afternoon, Governor DeWine announced that he has asked the Ohio Liquor Control Commission to implement an emergency rule prohibiting the sale of alcohol for on-premises consumption at bars and restaurants beginning at 10:00 pm. The Governor […]

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