August 21st, 2018

FY 2019 – Group-Rating Safety Accountability

Dear Members – Each year Ohio employers have the opportunity to participate in BWC’s Group-Experience-Rating Program or Group Retrospective-Rating Program. While these programs are not required, they do provide you with an opportunity to significantly reduce your workers’ compensation premiums, while increasing your awareness of safety and risk management strategies. Workplace safety is an important […]

Workers Comp 0
August 13th, 2018

Are You Prepared To Be Audited By The Trademark Office?

Currently, to maintain or renew a United States trademark registration, the registrant must file a Declaration of Use stating the mark is in use in commerce in connection with each listed good or service in the registration. Goods or services not in use must be deleted and the registrant must provide one specimen of use […]

Employment Law 0
August 13th, 2018

Review of Ohio Property Tax Decisions and Developments

Recently, there have been several notable property tax decisions from the Ohio Supreme Court that are of interest to retailers. We summarize these decisions below. Ohio Supreme Court Finds Kroger’s Appraiser Properly Adjusted for Small Site Size and Valued Property at Its Fee Simple Value In Worthington City Schools Bd. of Edn. v. Franklin Cty. […]

Employment Law 0
August 13th, 2018

Ohio Enacts Cybersecurity Safe Harbor Law for Data Breach Litigation

On August 3, 2018, Governor John Kasich signed Senate Bill 220, also known as the Ohio Data Protection Act. Under the Act, eligible organizations may rely on their conformance to certain cybersecurity frameworks as an affirmative defense against tort claims in data breach litigation. The Act is intended to provide organizations with a legal incentive […]

Privacy Law 0
August 1st, 2018

BWC payroll true-up reports are due by August 15

Prior to each policy year the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) establishes your estimated premium based on the most recent payroll that was reported to BWC. Once the policy year is completed you must complete the true-up report. The true-up is a reconciliation of your BWC estimated payroll versus your actual policy year payroll used to determine […]

Workers Comp 0
June 5th, 2018

Webinar: The Hidden Dangers of Workplace Confrontation

FEDERATED INSURANCE SPONSORED WEBINAR The Hidden Dangers of Workplace Confrontation Tuesday, June 19, 2018 | 2:00 PM EST REGISTER HERE >>> This webinar will focus on how to manage confrontation in the workplace. We’ll talk about real life examples, give you some simple ideas for navigating difficult conversations, and we’ll walk you through some do’s […]

Employment Law, Webinar 0
June 4th, 2018

Walmart’s New Education Benefit Puts Cap and Gown within Reach for Ohio Associates

Benefit includes free college credit for Walmart Academy training and options for Ohio associates to earn a college degree without incurring student loan debt COLUMBUS, OH, May 30, 2018 – Walmart today unveiled a new associate education benefit designed to remove barriers to college enrollment and graduation. The program is another step in the company’s commitment to train and educate workers […]

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April 24th, 2018

BWC Discount Programs

BWC Discount Programs: The BWC offers many programs and options for saving money, and here is a general overview of what these programs are and their compatibility with the various alternative rating programs available. Drug Free Safety Program (DFSP): This program allows employers to implement a drug and alcohol policy, testing, and safety training program […]

Workers Comp 0
March 14th, 2018

Ohio Bakers Association Awards Scholarships

Ohio Bakers Association Awards Scholarships

The Ohio Bakers Association awarded $500 scholarships to five culinary students. The scholarships are funded from the OBA and GCRBA annual joint golf outing is awarded to the scholarship application winners. The applicants have to be second year culinary students at Midwest Culinary Institute at Cincinnati State. Each scholarship winner is awarded $500 toward their tuition. […]

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February 23rd, 2018

Potential Changes to Remaining 2017 BWC Premium Installments

A number of employers’ BWC premium installment invoices were recently adjusted by the BWC.  The adjustment increased the remaining installment payments for the current July 1, 2017 rate year. The reason being that when BWC initially calculated the July 1, 2017 rate year premium installments, they were based on the July 1, 2015 rate year payroll. […]

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