Pickrel, Schaeffer & Ebeling

The Veterans Administration (VA) recently announced an increase of 2.8% to its pension benefits commencing January 1, 2019.  Pension benefits are for “non-service” related disabilities; i.e., the veteran’s disability did not arise from injuries received during active duty or injuries exacerbated by active duty.   The new...

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On October 11, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA) released an updated Memorandum to clarify its position on whether employee drug screening and safety incentive programs are permissible.  In May 2016, OSHA published a final rule that prohibited employers from retaliating against their...

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Generally, there are two government agencies that pay the costs of long-term care on an ongoing basis, if you qualify. One is Medicaid, which administers a joint federal and state program, the other is the Veteran’s Administration (VA), for veterans and certain surviving family members. Aid...

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United Rehabilitation Services of Greater Dayton (URS) offers a wide-array of programs with a variety of goal-centered activities, focused on enhancing the physical, social, and emotional needs of children, adults and seniors with developmental or acquired disabilities from throughout the Greater Dayton Region.   Since 1956 when...

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The Office of the General Counsel (“GC”) for the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) has issued new Guidance to its Regional Directors and Offices regarding employee handbook policies in response to an NLRB ruling in December, The Boeing Company, 365 NLRB No. 154.  The new...

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