February 11th, 2020

What about Handicap Reimbursements & Lump Sum Settlements?

With regard to Handicap Reimbursements, CareWorks Comp guarantees our customers that we will review all lost time claims that are eligible for the BWC’s Handicap Reimbursement Program. Each claim in which an eligible handicap condition is identified will be filed within the BWC’s prescribed filing time limitations. There are 26 conditions that the BWC recognizes–from […]

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February 4th, 2020

Webinar: Family Succession Planning

Family Succession Planning Tuesday, February 18, 2020 (1 PM CT) 45 minutes | Complimentary | Advance registration required When most people hear “estate planning,” they think of planning to avoid estate taxes. However, for all but the very wealthiest individuals, the federal estate tax is no longer a concern (although state level estate taxes may […]

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January 29th, 2020

Businesses Now Being Sued in Latest Class Action Wave for ADA Claimed Violations for Gift Card and Expanded Web/App Accessibility

Businesses Now Being Sued in Latest Class Action Wave for ADA Claimed Violations for Gift Card and Expanded Web/App Accessibility

Latest Class Action Litigation Beginning in October 2019, more than a dozen individuals through at least four law firms have filed hundreds of new lawsuits against businesses alleging violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990’s Title III (starting at 42 USC §12101), as well as local New York state (N.Y. Exec. Law Article […]

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January 29th, 2020

Ohio Appeals Court Affirms BTA’s Reliance on Recent Sale Price to Set Value for Retail Space Leased to National Retailer

Ohio Appeals Court Affirms BTA’s Reliance on Recent Sale Price to Set Value for Retail Space Leased to National Retailer Menlo Realty Income Properties 28, LLC v. Franklin Cty. Bd. of Revision, 2019-Ohio-4872. Taxpayer Had Argued Vacancy Rate Must Automatically Discount Sale Price of Leased Property The 10th District Court of Appeals affirmed a decision […]

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January 29th, 2020

Cuyahoga County, Ohio Prohibits Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

Cuyahoga County, Ohio Prohibits Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination

Twenty-one states and the District of Columbia currently prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and/or gender identity and expression. At least 19 cities in Ohio currently have similar anti-discrimination laws: Akron, Athens, Bexley, Bowling Green, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Cleveland Heights, Columbus, Coshocton, Dayton, East Cleveland, Lakewood, Kent, Newark, Olmsted Falls, Oxford, Toledo, Yellow Springs, […]

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January 13th, 2020

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Workplace Safety Violations Named for 2019

Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Workplace Safety Violations Named for 2019

The National Safety Council and OSHA announced the top 10 most frequently cited workplace safety violations for 2019.  While the rankings for OSHA’s Top 10 most cited violations typically vary little from year to year, it is important to refresh on this critical information: Fall Protection–General Requirements Hazard Communication Scaffolding Lockout/Tagout Respiratory Protection Ladders Powered […]

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January 13th, 2020

Injured Worker Vocational Rehabilitation Participation Streamlined

Effective Oct. 7, 2019, the Ohio BWC made changes to vocational rehabilitation rules, policies, and procedures to simplify how an injured worker enters into a voc rehab program. The rules impacted are OAC 4123-18-03 and OAC 4123-18-04. The BWC and the managed care organizations (MCOs) will no longer complete multiple decisions about eligibility, feasibility, and […]

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December 13th, 2019

PartnerShip Rate Increase

FedEx and UPS will be taking their annual rate increases on both ground and air shipments. The UPS rate increases will take effect on December 29, 2019, while the FedEx rate increases will go into effect a week later on January 6, 2020. Please find the content for the 2020 annual rate increases that links […]

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December 5th, 2019

Change in Ohio Law – Construction Insurance – Need for Revised Language in Construction Contracts to Cover Defective Subcontractor Work

Change in Ohio Law – Construction Insurance – Need for Revised Language in Construction Contracts to Cover Defective Subcontractor Work

Completed Operations Coverage Negated By Recent Court Decision. A recent decision from the Ohio Supreme Court has eliminated insurance coverage in Ohio under the “Completed Operations” segment of Commercial General Liability (CGL) policies issued to construction contractors, leaving contractors and project owners vulnerable to repair costs and property damage costs stemming from defective work of […]

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December 5th, 2019

What Retail Employers Should Know About Medical Marijuana

What Retail Employers Should Know About Medical Marijuana

According to the latest Gallup poll, 66% of Americans favor marijuana legalization. Marijuana use and possession continue to be illegal under federal law. Despite this, Ohio is one of 33 states that have legalized it for medical purposes, while 11 states have legalized adult use or recreational marijuana.  Ohio’s marijuana dispensaries are now operational, and […]

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