Monthly Archives: March 2021
  • The American Rescue Plan – What Does Another Stimulus Bill Mean For Employers?

    The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 was signed into law on March 11, 2021. There are provisions of the Act which provide benefits to both employees and employers.
    Emergency Paid Sick Leave and Emergency Family Medical Leave
    The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) expired on December 31, 2020.

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  • The Importance of Computer and Confidential Information Policies

    A recent 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals case from Michigan emphasizes the importance of creating and implementing computer and data privacy policies as well as monitoring employee use of digital data.  The facts reveal that two employees of a Michigan truck and trailer company were part of the sales team for Royal Truck & Trailer Sales and Service, Inc. (the company).  The employees were made aware of the company’s policy concerning the use of computer equipment.

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  • Marijuana: Hazy Laws for an ‘Essential Business’

    By: Carl Habekost, Esq.

    Marijuana presents a challenging situation for employers around the country. Marijuana (cannabis) is illegal under federal law because it is classified as a Schedule 1 drug under the Controlled Substances Act of 1970.

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  • The Ohio Employment Law Uniformity Act

    By: Carl Habekost, Esq.

    Ohio House Bill 352 (HB 352), known as the Employment Law Uniformity Act, was signed into law by Governor DeWine on January 12, 2021.  The Act goes into effect on April 15, 2021.  The new law makes changes to several areas of Ohio’s employment discrimination laws.

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  • Industrial Commission Meeting: Phone and In-Person Hearings

    By: Mark Barnes
    Yesterday, March 22, 2021, the Industrial Commission of Ohio conducted a special telephone meeting in which the use of Webex was discussed.  Tom Connor, Director of Adjudications, stated that the Commission presently hears 3 hearings per hour for seven hours per day.

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  • The American Rescue Plan – What Does Another Stimulus Bill Mean For Employers?Read more


  • The Path Forward: Legal & Safety Considerations to Prepare Your Workplace for Return Amid the COVID-19 PandemicRead more

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