January 31st, 2017

Best Practices of Workers’ Comp Managed Care – The 4 Rs

For many employers, workers’ compensation is one of the largest cost-centers in their budget. While much attention is often given to the indemnity side of the equation (the benefits paid out to injured employees for lost time and wages), the cost of medical care is another key component that impacts employers’ premium rates and eligibility […]

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January 31st, 2017

Careworks delivers a direct, positive impact to your business.

Employee absence is expensive. And managing it effectively is complicated and time consuming. CareWorks Absence Management offers a solution that will ensure leave of absence compliance and consistency, while helping you get your employees back to work and reducing lost work days. A STREAMLINED SOLUTION We offer a streamlined solution that includes 24/7 absence-reporting, leave […]

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January 17th, 2017

Successorship In Ohio

Successorship In Ohio if you purchase, acquire, or merge with another business, BWC will use specific guidelines to determine if the claims-and-risk experience will be transferred from the seller to the buyer. I have included the BWC Fact Sheet regarding this, as it was updated and made more succinct at the beginning of 2016. To […]

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January 6th, 2017

Real Property Tax Attorney Karen Bauernschmidt Joins Vorys

On January 3, 2017, Karen Bauernschmidt joined Vorys, bringing with her more than 40 years of real property valuation experience from across all of Ohio’s 88 counties. She joins the firm’s Cleveland office as of counsel from Karen H. Bauernschmidt Co. LPA, where she was the owner. Throughout her career, she has successfully reduced real […]

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January 6th, 2017

New Ohio Law Will Preempt Local Wage-Hour Ordinances Aimed at Private Employers

Written by Michael C. Griffaton Of Counsel On December 7, 2016, amidst a whirlwind lame duck session, the Ohio General Assembly passed Senate Bill 331. The legislation is aimed, in part, at restricting local jurisdictions from enacting laws regulating minimum wage, employee schedules, and employee benefits with respect to private employers. It was passed against the […]

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January 6th, 2017

Ohio’s New Guns-In-Trunks Law Limits Private Employers’ Rights to Control Their Property

Written by Michael C. Griffaton Of Counsel Ohio law regulates the licensing and carrying of concealed handguns. Ohio law regulates the licensing and carrying of concealed handguns.  The law currently allows private employers to prohibit or restrict the presence of firearms on their property.  However, on December 8, 2016, the Ohio General Assembly passed Senate […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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