• 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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  • 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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  • Industrial Commission to Move to Web Conference Hearings

    Telephone Hearings are so 2020. The Industrial Commission of Ohio plans to begin transitioning the hearing process from telephone hearings to web conferencing via the Webex platform by mid-April, 2021. Parties and representatives still will be able to attend hearings by telephone if desired by calling the designated conference line, entering the access ID, and waiting for the hearing officer to provide access to the online hearing room.

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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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