May 21st, 2020

Coronavirus Update – May 21, 2020

Coronavirus Update – May 21, 2020

Beginning today, the Thursday, May 14 Director’s Dine Safe Ohio Order permits on-site indoor dining at restaurants and bars as long as the required social distancing and sanitation guidelines are met. Patio service at restaurants and bars was permitted as of Friday, May 15. As a result of reports that a number of businesses failed to adhere to the required social […]

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May 18th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – May 18, 2020; Resources from Legal Partner Vorys

Coronavirus Update – May 18, 2020; Resources from Legal Partner Vorys

COVID-19 Federal Legislation/Actions/Updates EEOC Suspends EEO-1 Reporting for 2020 The EEOC has announced that, in light of the COVID-19 public health emergency, the agency is suspending the collection of EEO-1 data for 2020. Read more. PPP Guidance Update: SBA Releases Loan Forgiveness Application for Borrowers On May 15, 2020, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released the […]

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May 15th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – May 15, 2020

Coronavirus Update – May 15, 2020

COVID-19 Lawsuits on the Horizon Now that the majority of Ohio’s economy has reopened or is getting ready to reopen, the Council’s attention has turned to another critical concern. While we continue to work with our members on issues relative to the Stay Safe Ohio Order and its enforcement, we cannot ignore what is next […]

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May 12th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – May 11

Coronavirus Update – May 11

COVID-19 Federal Legislation/Actions/Updates Treasury Relents on Employee Retention Tax Credit for Health Benefits Provided to Unpaid Employees  Following bipartisan pressure from members of both Houses of Congress and from employer groups, the IRS and Treasury have released additional guidance reversing the position taken in their recent FAQs.  Read more. IRS Releases FAQs with Additional Guidance on […]

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May 8th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – May 8, 2020

Coronavirus Update – May 8, 2020

Last week, Governor DeWine announced the “Stay Safe Ohio Order,” the first phase of reopening Ohio businesses. The order permits: Elective surgeries and medical procedures that don’t require an overnight stay to resume Thursday, April 30 at 11:59 pm; Retail establishments and facilities ordered closed by the original order to utilize curbside pickup, delivery or appointment-only […]

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May 7th, 2020

Exclusive Webinar with Veteran Retail Strategist Bob Phibbs

SPECIAL WEBINAR EVENT Wednesday May 13 @ 12pm ESTJoin Your Fellow Council Members for an Exclusive Webinar with Veteran Retail Strategist Bob Phibbs REGISTER NOW Bob Phibbs is an internationally recognized business strategist, customer service expert, sales coach, marketing mentor, author of three books, and motivational business speaker. Considered one of the world’s leading experts […]

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May 1st, 2020

Coronavirus Update – May 1, 2020

This morning, the Governor’s office released the new “Director’s Stay Safe Ohio Order,” signed by Ohio Department of Health Director Dr. Amy Acton, which became effective at 11:59 pm last night. We owe a debt of gratitude to Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted for their recognition that Ohio needs to get back to the business […]

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April 29th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – April 29, 2020

Coronavirus Update – April 29, 2020

After the Governor’s announcement on Monday that both customers and employees would have to wear masks when inside a business, there were a lot of questions and concerns raised by both businesses and consumers. Businesses were concerned about how to police customers not wearing masks as well as employment situations where it is not legal, advisable, […]

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April 29th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – April 28

Coronavirus Update – April 28

Today, Governor DeWine and Lt. Governor Husted clarified during their afternoon press conference that the wearing of masks or other face-coverings by customers is a “strong recommendation” and not a requirement that must be enforced by businesses. Yesterday, the announcement came across as a requirement instead of a best practice/strong recommendation. This is a welcome […]

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April 27th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – April 27, 2020

Coronavirus Update – April 27, 2020

Today Governor DeWine announced the phased reopening process in Ohio. The reopening dates for various sectors are outlined below: May 1:   Health care procedures that do not require an overnight stay and other electivesMay 4:   Manufacturing, Construction, Distribution, General OfficeMay 12: Consumer, Retail & Services (with specific exclusions – click here for list of continued closures) In addition to bringing these sectors […]

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