• Ohio BWC Premiums on the Move this Summer

    Have you been keeping track of your Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) premiums during these last couple of months?  I have helped many employers get a handle on the moving parts that make up their BWC premiums.  Remember, for this article, we are always talking about the State’s fiscal year that begins July 1.  Here’s a brief summary of what is happening (much of it good)!
    2015 Billion Back
    Because the Ohio State Fund Surplus has exceeded $9.

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  • Heat Exposure and OSHA

    Employers under the law, and specifically the General Duty Clause, are required to provide employees with workplaces free of recognized safety hazards.  This includes protecting workers from situations involving extreme heat. Employers therefore should establish a heat illness prevention program.  Operations involving high air temperatures, radiant heat sources, high humidity, and strenuous physical activities in high heat situations have a high potential for causing heat-related illness.

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  • Workplace Violence

    Nearly two million American workers are victims of workplace violence every year.  Workplace violence is one of the leading causes of homicide in the country.  For women, a relative or domestic partner is the most frequent type of assailant in work related homicides.   Robbers are the most common type of work related homicide assailant for men and the second most common for women.

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  • Trump Final Nominations for National Labor Relations Board Announced

    Trump has nominated William Emanuel and Marvin Kaplan for the remaining vacancies on the five-member National Labor Relations Board. William Emanuel is a management-side labor attorney with decades of labor and employment experience. Kaplan is currently counsel to the commissioner of the independent Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission and previously served as the Republican workforce policy counsel for the House Education and the Workforce Committee.

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  • DOL Withdraws Information Guidance

    Earlier this month, the Department of Labor, under its new Secretary, Alexander Acosta, officially withdrew Obama-era guidance letters related to FLSA claims and joint employer liability for same.  The letters, issued in 2015 and 2016, provided guidance on classification of employees as independent contractors, and when joint employers may be liable for misclassification.

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Seminar Registration

Register for our October 6, 2017 Annual Labor & Employment Seminar here. A confirmation will be emailed to you separately.