By: Mark Barnes
In March, 2016, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) issued a final rule (“Final Rule”), narrowing the definition of joint employment under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”).
The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Board of Directors will vote at its monthly virtual meeting Sept. 25th on Governor Mike DeWine’s proposal to send Ohio employers up to $1.5 billion in dividends to ease the impact of COVID-19 on Ohio’s economy and business community. If approved, the dividend would be the second one this year to ease the pandemic’s impact.Read more
By: Mark Barnes
Since March, 2020, when Governor Mike DeWine declared a state emergency due to the novel coronavirus, the Ohio Workers’ Compensation system effectively slowed to a halt. The Director of Health’s Stay at Home order and increased spread of the virus dictated that the majority of Ohioans remain at home for several months.
By: Carl E. Habekost, Esq.
COVID-19 and OSHA Reporting Requirements
Under 29 C.F.R. 1904.39(b)(6), all employers are required to contact OSHA to report certain types of injuries and illnesses. The reporting requirement is in addition to recordability requirements.
Ohio Governor Mike DeWine issued a statewide order for facial coverings for citizens in public places which goes into effect at 6:00 p.m. today, July 23, 2020.Read more
By: Donald Elswick, MS, CIH, CSP, CHMM, CIT
A final rule issued by OSHA revises the agency’s beryllium standard for general industry. The changes affect provisions for methods of compliance, personal protective clothing and equipment, hygiene areas and practices, housekeeping, medical surveillance, hazard communication, and recordkeeping.