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FFCRA Expands Paid Sick Leave In response to the COVID-19 health emergency, Congress passed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The FFCRA mandates two (2) weeks of Expanded Paid Sick Leave (EPSL) and up to 10 weeks of Expanded Family Medical Leave (EFMLA) be available...

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Updated: 3/23/2020 In response to the coronavirus health emergency, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation(BWC) announced that it is temporarily deferring payment of employer premiums for March, April, and May until June 1, 2020.  In addition to providing this assistance to employers, the BWC also...

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Updated: 3/23/2020 In response to the coronavirus health emergency, the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation(BWC) announced that it is temporarily deferring payment of employer premiums for March, April, and May until June 1, 2020.  In addition to providing this assistance to employers, the BWC also...

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Garrett T. Senney has a PhD in Economics from The Ohio State University and works for the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) in Washington, DC.  Dr. Senney has graciously given us permission to publish his article below regarding banking a marijuana business. ...

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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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By Kristina E. Curry On May 21, 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld employment arbitration agreements which prohibit employee class and collective actions.  Epic Systems Corporation v. Lewis No. 16-285, involved three consolidated cases where former employees attempted to make claims under the Fair Labor Standards...

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           On October 1, 2015, all entities covered by the HIPAA privacy law, including health care providers and their business associates that regularly receive health information, are required to begin using a new set of diagnostic codes known as ICD-10.  ICD...

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On June 26, 2015, The Supreme Court ruled, in Obergefell v. Hodges, that the 14th Amendment requires a state to license a marriage between two people of the same sex, and to recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex when their marriage...

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