• 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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  • Ohio Workers’ Compensation Trials Likely to Resume in 2021

    By: Mark Barnes
    Under R.C. 4123.512, employers and claimants alike may appeal orders of the Industrial Commission regarding the allowance of a claim or condition to the common pleas courts.  Once the court has jurisdiction over the case, the case proceeds like any other civil litigation.

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  • Is the Ohio Industrial Commission Planning to Resume In-Person Hearings?

    By: Mark Barnes
    Since the Spring of 2020, the Industrial Commission has conducted hearings by telephone in light of the continuing health pandemic caused by the spread of COVID-19.  The Commission has yet to release any public statement about the resumption of in-person hearings.

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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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