Posts Tagged ‘Coronavirus’


April 20th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – April 20, 2020

Employment Law Issues The EEOC Provides Further Guidance on Managing Disability and Accommodation Issues in the Age of COVID-19 (Part II)  | 4/15/2020 In this alert, we summarize the EEOC’s most recent guidance on employers’ ADA obligations concerning disability-related inquiries and confidentiality with respect to COVID-19.   Read more.  The EEOC Provides Further Guidance on Managing Disability […]

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April 13th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – April 13, 2020 – Vorys Resources

Employment Law Issues Alternatives to Laying Off Employees: Benefits Available for Ohio Employees with Reduced Hours  | 4/9/2020 As employers grapple with the economic effects of COVID-19, reductions in hours and furloughs present difficult-but-effective cost reduction strategies.   Read more.  Visa Status Extensions Without Travel  | 4/8/2020 With international travel coming seemingly to a halt, employers may be concerned […]

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April 8th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – April 8, 2020

Coronavirus Update – April 8, 2020

Governor DeWine Directs BWC to Issue Dividend Payments to Employers Today Governor DeWine announced that he has directed the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to issue up to $1.6 billion in dividends to employers to help ease the financial burden caused by the COVID-19 crisis. If approved by the BWC board, $1.4 billion will […]

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April 6th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – April 6, 2020 – Vorys Resources

Employment Law Issues IRS Issues Guidance on Required Documentation Necessary to Obtain Tax Credits on Paid Sick Leave and Emergency FMLA Leave Requests | 4/2/2020 The IRS has released guidance specifying what documentation is needed for employers to receive the tax credits that will fund the paid leave required by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act […]

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March 28th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – March 28, 2020

Coronavirus Update – March 28, 2020

Grocery and Other Essential Workers Eligible for Child Care ProgramOn Tuesday, the Ohio Department of Job and Family Services shared information on the state’s Temporary Pandemic Child Care (TPCC) program, including eligibility.  Grocery store workers and other retail employees that qualify as “essential workers” under the Stay at Home Public Health Orderalso qualify for child care under […]

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March 28th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – March 27, 2020

Coronavirus Update – March 27, 2020

We are hearing reports from members that local health departments are not enforcing the state’s March 22, 2020 “Stay at Home Order” uniformly and that some are creating requirements for businesses above and beyond the state order. While we have been reporting these cases to the Governor’s office and the Ohio Department of Health, asking for uniformity at […]

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March 27th, 2020

Council Issues Statement Commending State Leadership

Council Issues Statement Commending State Leadership

COLUMBUS, OHIO – March 26, 2020 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE “The Ohio Council of Retail Merchants applauds Governor DeWine, Lt. Governor Husted, and the Ohio legislature led by Speaker Householder, Minority Leader Sykes, Senate President Obhof, and Minority Leader Yuko for their bipartisan leadership during this difficult time,” said Gordon Gough, President and CEO.  “Throughout this […]

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March 25th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – March 25, 2020

Coronavirus Update – March 25, 2020

Legislature Passes Emergency Measure in Response to Coronavirus Today, the Ohio General Assembly convened and voted unanimously to send an emergency proposal in response to the COVID-19 crisis to the Governor for his signature.  As an emergency measure, it will take effective immediately upon his signature.  The Governor had requested that the legislature grant statutory […]

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March 24th, 2020

Coronavirus Update – March 23, 2020

Coronavirus Update – March 23, 2020

  Overview of Ohio Department of Health “Director’s Stay at Home Order” | 3/23/2020 Ohio’s “Stay Home Order” requires all persons in Ohio to stay at their place of residence except when engaged in certain defined “Essential Activities,” “Essential Governmental Functions,” or to participate in “Essential Businesses and Operations.”  Read more. Treasury Issues New Notice on Tax […]

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March 22nd, 2020

Coronavirus Update – March 22, 2020

Coronavirus Update – March 22, 2020

Here is today’s Ohio COVID-19 update: 351 confirmed cases as of today reaching 40 counties, resulting in 83 hospitalizations and three deaths. The cases range in age from one year to 91 with a median age of 51. Today, Governor DeWine directed Ohio Department of Health Director Amy Acton to sign a “stay at home” […]

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