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The alarming cost of opiates in the workplace and what you can do about it

The direct and indirect costs associated with employees’ use of drugs, including opiates, are alarming. According to the Ohio Chamber of Commerce, impaired workers are...more

Equal treatment for dads: EEOC settles first of its kind parental leave case

The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) has reached a settlement agreement in the agency’s first lawsuit challenging parental leave policies that grant more rights to new mothers than new fathers....more

Transgender and transitioning employees protected from discrimination in Ohio

Last week, the Sixth Circuit (which covers Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee) held that Title VII provides transgender and transitioning employees with protection from employment-related discrimination....more

BWC approves the proposed rate cuts for private employers!

The Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) voted on February 23, 2018, to lower private employers’ premium rates an average of 12 percent beginning July 1, 2018. This will result in savings of $163.5 million over the current...more

Protecting the conscience and religious beliefs of health care workers

The Trump administration has created a new division within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) tasked with protecting the moral and religious beliefs of health care workers. ...more

BWC may lower rates: Employers save up to $163.5 million!

There is good news for Ohio’s private employers: the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) may be reducing premium rates. On January 25, 2018, the BWC asked its board of directors to reduce rates by 12 percent with an...more

Could this be you? Don’t invite injuries to your holiday party

It’s the time of year again when employers start planning year-end holiday parties. While most parties go off without a hitch, occasionally, unfortunate accidents do happen....more

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