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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April 5th, 2016

2016 OCRM Golf Outing

We hope you can join us for the 2016 Golf Outing, which will be held at The Ohio State University Scarlet Golf Course on Monday, June 27. We’re pleased to announce this year’s guest speaker is Bill Kurelic, known as “the dean of Ohio State football recruiting.” Click HERE to view the registration form.  

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April 4th, 2016

New Issue of Council Concepts

Please select the image above or the following link to view the Ohio Council of Retail Merchant’s most recent edition of Council Concepts. Our quarterly magazine is one of many great ways to keep track of the latest news, events, and information involving the retail industry in Ohio. Council Concepts, Volume 94, Issue 1

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March 23rd, 2016

Ohio Supreme Court Upholds Minimum Wage Exemptions

Our friends at the Vorys law firm have issued an informational client alert highlighting the success of a recent ruling by the Ohio Supreme Court upholding the minimum wage exemptions currently in Ohio law. The Ohio Council of Retail Merchants (Council) took the lead on submitting an amicus brief in opposition to a lower court ruling that, […]

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