July 19th, 2019

Council Honored by Smart Business Columbus as a “Smart 50” Company

The Smart Business Network (SBN) is an organization that talks to the country’s leading CEOs to discover how they made it to the top and to get their advice on how other leaders can do the same. They have numerous divisions around the country that publish newsletters, magazines and books as well as hosting events […]

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July 18th, 2019

Ohio Retail Merchants Praise “Big 3” for Strong Budget

COLUMBUS – Gordon Gough, President and CEO of the Ohio Council of Retail Merchants, expressed gratitude and praise for the work of the Ohio General Assembly in passing a biennial budget bill, House Bill 166, that will benefit both the state’s consumers and businesses alike. Gough hailed Governor DeWine, House Speaker Larry Householder and Senate […]

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July 3rd, 2019

Employee Termination – Concerns Beyond an Unemployment Claim

In sticky situations, one of an employer’s biggest fears when letting an employee go is whether the employee will file (and win) a lawsuit against them. Our unemployment experts are very sensitive to this fear and we do our best to protect our clients’ interests. Many times, a former employee will “test the waters” by […]

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July 3rd, 2019

Do you have an IC Hearing coming up? Navigating the Industrial Commission Process

The Workers’ Compensation system can feel frustrating at times, especially when a claim is contested and going through the Industrial Commission adjudication process. Many employers wonder how they fit into the hearing role and what they can do to facilitate a successful hearing outcome. As your third party administrator, we can help! Did you know […]

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May 21st, 2019

Walmart Reaches 6th Anniversary of Veterans Welcome Home Commitment; Announces 7,083 Veteran Hires in Ohio

COLUMBUS, OH, May 21, 2019 – Walmart today celebrated the 6th anniversary of its Veterans Welcome Home Commitment with the announcement of more than 226,000 veteran hires since its launch in 2013, including 7,083 in Ohio. The Veterans Welcome Home Commitment guarantees a job offer to any eligible, honorably discharged U.S. veteran. “Veterans bring their strong value systems and […]

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April 12th, 2019

OSHA Increases Penalties

As of January 23, 2019, the penalties for violation of OSHA standards and regulations have increased.  Below are the maximum penalty amounts, adjusted for inflation.  The increase is due to the enactment of the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act of 2015 (e.g., Inflation Adjustment Act).

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April 12th, 2019

20% Reduction in BWC Rates for Private Employers

Ohio private employers will receive a 20 percent reduction in the average premium rates beginning July 1, 2019.  BWC Administrator/CEO Stephanie McCloud said several factors make the reduction possible, including safer workplaces, fewer and less costly workplace injury claims and low medical cost inflation. Claims have fallen 18 percent since 2010 to 85,136 in 2018. […]

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