Employment

Save the Date for Safety

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No matter how careful the employer is, accidents happen in the workplace. And, while you hope it never happens to you, sometimes those accidents can lead to serious injuries and even fatalities. It is important to know how to respond before such a catastrophe occurs. That is why we highly recommend that you have the […]

Payroll Payola for Employees – Is Your Business at Risk for Wage and Hour Lawsuits?

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In the United States, the number of wage and hour lawsuits filed in federal courts has increased every year since 2011, according to the Washington ­based Federal Judicial Center, an education and research agency for federal courts. During the yearlong period ending March 31, 2014, approximately 8,126 lawsuits were filed seeking relief under the federal […]

What To Do If Your Employee Is Due

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The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a list of priorities for strategic enforcement in 2012. Among its national priorities: “accommodating pregnancy­related limitations under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA).” So what can you, as an employer, do to avoid a pregnancy bias lawsuit? Here are […]

Are You a Federal Subcontractor Without Even Knowing It?

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Federal contractors and subcontractors are subject to various Executive Orders regulating the employment relationship, depending on the size of their contracts. Some businesses can be considered to be subject to these requirements even if they do not get a penny directly from the Federal Government. And, if your business qualifies as a federal subcontractor, recent […]

BWC Settles Group Rating Lawsuit

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The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and a group called Pay Us Back (PUB) announced an agreement to settle a class action lawsuit filed by employers who alleged the BWC’s group experience rating plan improperly granted group­rated employers excessive discounts which were subsidized by overcharging non­group­rated employers through inflated base rates for the period of […]

Parking Lot or A Lot of Liability?

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Oftentimes we hear companies plead, “But our employee fell in the company parking lot, he wasn’t even at work when it happened.” Whether a parking lot injury translates into a compensable workers’ compensation claim depends on a number of factors. . . 2014 – Parking Lot or Lot of Liability – MJS – June

Former Criminal to Prospective Employee – Tips for Understanding Ohio Senate Bill 337 and CQEs in the Hiring Process

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Ohio Senate Bill 337 (SB 337) took effect on September 29, 2012, and enacted several reforms to Ohio’s criminal justice system. One well­publicized reform was the expansion of an individual’s eligibility to expunge or seal criminal convictions. Another less publicized reform actually grants employers immunity from negligent hiring claims and serves as evidence of due […]