December 20th, 2018

3 Major Takeaways from the 2019 FedEx and UPS Rate Increases

3 Major Takeaways from the 2019 FedEx and UPS Rate Increases

FedEx and UPS rates are going up in 2019, and it’s more important than ever that OCRM Members know how to mitigate the impact to their business. Here are a few things you should know about the changes to come: FedEx and UPS small package rates are increasing an average of 4.9% – effective January […]

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November 29th, 2018

State and Local Tax Alert: Ohio Supreme Court Clarifies Sales Tax Law on Business Purchase of Promotional Items

This holiday season, Ohio based professional sports teams[1] have at least one tax reason for which they can give thanks. On the day before Thanksgiving, the Ohio Supreme Court announced its decision in Cincinnati Reds, LLC v. Testa (November 21, 2018), Slip Op. 2018‑Ohio‑4669. The Court held that the purchase of promotional items by the […]

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October 4th, 2018

Policy Activity Rebate Overview

Policy Activity Rebate is a customizable plan that allows employers to choose from 33 activities to earn a rebate. VIEW PAR FACT SHEET >>> BWC has developed the Policy Activity Rebate (PAR) to raise employers’ awareness and increase understanding of some of the most important aspects of workers’ compensation, including safety, claims and policy management. […]

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September 25th, 2018

Ten Cybersecurity Tips for Retailers

Large retailers are not the only businesses that have an obligation to protect their customers’ data. Smaller retailers are increasingly encountering the effects of a data breach. The results range from compromise of client or customer data to third-party control over that data. Protecting your customers’ information not only shields you from financial liability, but […]

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September 25th, 2018

New Fair Credit Reporting Act Requirements

By: Mike Griffaton and Mike O’Brien The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) sets forth requirements for employers who obtain criminal background checks (consumer reports in FCRA parlance) on applicants or employees from third parties (referred to as consumer reporting agencies). The FCRA requires that employers follow certain procedures before obtaining a background check, and […]

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August 29th, 2018

Walmart Showcases Ohio-Based Suppliers

Walmart Showcases Ohio-Based Suppliers

Walmart Showcases Ohio-Based Suppliers Local Walmart representatives today hosted a forum at the Georgesville Walmart featuring Ohio-based suppliers and local and state economic development stakeholders to discuss the retailer’s effort to preserve and create new domestic jobs by supporting U.S. manufacturing. The Columbus event begins a multi-week program to raise awareness of Walmart’s Investing in […]

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August 24th, 2018

Tire Shop Owner Says Skilled Trades Offer Great Opportunities

Tire Shop Owner Says Skilled Trades Offer Great Opportunities

Article appeared on National Retail Federation Website Author: J. Craig Shearman When John Marshall and co-owners of Ohio’s Dayton-based Grismer Tire and Auto Service tried to open a new location recently, the ribbon-cutting had to be delayed by three months. The reason for the delay — trouble finding enough skilled mechanics and tire installers to […]

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