May 11th, 2021

Major Business Associations Publish Legislative Objectives

Major Business Associations Publish Legislative Objectives

COLUMBUS – Asserting that “Business is Everybody’s Business,” six major Ohio business associations today released legislative priorities aimed at improving and enhancing Ohio’s business and job climate, and increasing opportunities for Ohio families. The associations, including the Ohio Business Roundtable, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, National Federation of Independent Business Ohio, the Ohio Council of […]

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January 25th, 2021

Vaccination is the Key to Controlling COVID-19 Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants has been working closely with the Governor, Lt. Governor, the Ohio Department of Health and other business associations on ways to protect our members, your employees and your customers from the novel coronavirus. Recently, we […]

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January 21st, 2021

BWC Board Approves $5 Billion Workers’ Compensation Dividend

BWC Board Approves $5 Billion Workers’ Compensation Dividend

Yes, those checks you got in the mail from the BWC were real!  The BWC Board of Directors approved Governor Mike DeWine’s $5 billion dividend proposal on November 2, 2020.  This is the largest BWC dividend in state history and DeWine hopes it will serve as a lifeline to businesses struggling amid the coronavirus pandemic.  […]

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January 21st, 2021

Important Change: 2021 Ohio Safety Congress Going Virtual

The 2021 Ohio Safety Congress & Expo (OSC21) — sponsored by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation — is about keeping people safe.  With all the uncertainty surrounding the future of the COVID-19 pandemic, the BWC will host OSC21 totally online March 10 – 11, 2021. The virtual event offers plenty of online learning sessions […]

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November 19th, 2020

Coronavirus Business Update – November 19, 2020

Coronavirus Business Update – November 19, 2020

Health Director Signs “Stay at Home Tonight Order” On Tuesday during his usual press conference, Governor DeWine announced that Health Director Stephanie McCloud would be issuing an order creating a statewide curfew between 10:00 pm and 5:00 am.  The “Stay at Home Tonight Order,” issued by the Director today, took effect this morning, November 19, […]

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November 13th, 2020

COVID-19 Business Update – November 13, 2020

COVID-19 Business Update – November 13, 2020

Revised Order on Face Coverings Released by Ohio Department of Health Wednesday evening, Governor DeWine indicated that a revised health order on face covering enforcement in retail establishments was forthcoming. Indeed, we recently received the order and are sharing it with you now. It takes effect at 12:01 am on November 16, 2020. The order stipulates that all persons are required to wear […]

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November 11th, 2020

Coronavirus Business Update – November 11, 2020

Coronavirus Business Update – November 11, 2020

Governor To Issue Revised Orders as COVID-19 Cases Skyrocket Throughout the State This evening, Governor DeWine addressed Ohioans about the critical need to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The recent rapid increase in new cases, hospital admissions and deaths prompted the Governor to announce the doubling-down on previous health orders, mainly focusing on consumer-facing […]

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October 28th, 2020

COVID-19 Business Update – October 28, 2020

COVID-19 Business Update – October 28, 2020

Governor Urges $5 Billion BWC Dividend to Aid Employers Today, Governor DeWine announced that he has asked the board of directors of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to approve a $5 billion dollar dividend for all state fund employers. The purpose of the dividend is to ease the continued financial hardship inflicted by […]

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October 27th, 2020

COVID-19 Resources from Sedgwick

COVID-19 Resources from Sedgwick

No matter what challenges you’re facing, Sedgwick is with you every step of the way. As the parent company of the CompManagement and CareWorks companies, we are here for you. We’re keeping up with shifting trends, updating you on the latest news, sharing resources and providing guidance when you need it most — all so […]

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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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