In Cunningham v. Bone Dry Waterproofing, Inc., 2016-Ohio-3341 (10th Dist. June 9, 2016), the court of appeals heard a case concerning an employee who was injured in an automobile accident while traveling home to drop off a passenger and to pick up work equipment (paint brushes) for several unexpected jobs. The court ruled that the employee’s substantial employment duties did not begin until he arrived on the job site.Read more
There has been much demand for clarification of the Department of Labor’s new rules for exempt employees. On July 27, 2016 from 1:00 – 1:30 p.m., attorney Dana Quick will review the Department of Labor’s new overtime rules pertaining to exempt employees and what they mean for employers. Register for this FREE 30 minute webinar here. If you have specific questions on the topic, you may pre-submit them here.Read more
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BUGBEE & CONKLE | v9 | JUNE 2016
DOL Finalizes New Overtime Rules
Last summer the Department of Labor announced a proposed rule that recommended a significant change to the minimum compensation levels due to employer to be considered “exempt” from the duty to pay overtime. After receiving voluminous comments to the proposed rule, last month the Department released the final rule.
Since February, Bugbee & Conkle has been involved with helping Toledo Public Schools Special Olympics’ challenge to fill up a semi-truck with bottle caps from plastic bottles, pop bottles, etc. Once TPS Special Olympics reaches their goal, they will earn $5,000.00 to help fund the various sports (all of which are completely free to the athletes). Bugbee & Conkle is participating office wide and we have received many donations from others working in downtown Toledo.Read more
BWC Administrator and CEO Steve Buehrer resigned from his position on April 15, leaving a legacy including over $4 billion in rate cuts, rebates and credits, increased safety grants and safety research investments, and a reduction in workplace injuries ultimately landing Ohio below the national average. The Bureau’s chief legal officer, Sarah Morrison, is now serving as interim administrator and CEO.Read more