• Top 5 COVID-19 Mistakes for Employers to Avoid

    By: Carl Habekost
    The COVID-19 pandemic has ignited a windstorm of legislation and regulatory enforcement measures.  The COVID-19 laws, regulations, and recommendations seem to change daily, thereby presenting a legal minefield for employers to negotiate.

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  • Department of Labor Issues Revised FFCRA Regulations

    By: Carl Habekost
    On September 11, 2020, the Department of Labor (DOL) issued revised regulations under the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA).

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    By: Robert L. Solt, IV
    On September 14, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 606.  HB 606 temporarily provides legal immunity from coronavirus-related lawsuits to businesses, health-care workers, and schools.

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  • BWC Approves 10% Rate Reduction Amid Declining Injury Trends

    On Friday, August 21, 2020 BWC Board of Directors approved a 10% rate cut amounting to $14.8 million less in BWC premiums for Ohio public employers. The reduction was made possible by declining injury trends and relatively low medical inflation costs. The 10% reduction represents an average statewide change to premiums and does not include costs related to the administrative cost fund or other funds BWC administers.

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  • BWC To Ship 23 Million More Masks To Employers

    The Board met virtually on August 21, 2020 and approved Governor DeWine’s request to send another round of face coverings to employers to reduce the spread of COVID-19. The BWC shipped 20.6 million masks to 197,000 Ohio employers as part of their Protecting Ohio’s Workforce — We’ve Got You Covered campaign. BWC will begin sending approximately 23 million masks to employers this fall, who will not be billed for the items.

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

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