Monthly Archives: March 2021


Relief Funding for State and Local Governments Signed into Law

On Friday, March 12, 2021 the latest COVID relief packaging, titled the American Rescue Plan, was signed into law. Included in the massive $1.9 trillion package is $350 billion in aid for state, local, and tribal governments. Of the $350 billion, Ohio has been allocated $11.24 billion and is seventh overall in terms of total [...]

2021-03-24T11:18:30-04:00March 24th, 2021|Newsletter|

DOL May Be Rescinding Joint Employer and Independent Contractor Rules

The Department of Labor (DOL) is likely rescinding the current joint employer and independent contractor rules, according to a proposal issued by the Department earlier this month. Both of these rules were issued under the Trump administration and were aimed at simplifying the analysis for these rather-complicated working relationships for purposes of the Fair Labor [...]

2021-03-24T11:17:39-04:00March 24th, 2021|Newsletter|

BWC Board Approves 2021 Rate Cuts for Private Employers

The Board of Directors for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation announced a reduction in the workers’ compensation premium rates paid by private employers in Ohio. Beginning July 1 of this year, private employers will pay a total of $71 million less than they did in 2020, an overall 7.1% decrease in premiums. The move [...]

2021-03-24T11:07:52-04:00March 24th, 2021|Newsletter|

Litigation Challenging Ohio’s Exclusive Representation Law Could Reach US Supreme Court

The tumultuous and ever-changing landscape of public sector labor law could be in for yet more change in Ohio. Many will remember the US Supreme Court decision in Janus v. AFSCME which held that the First Amendment prohibits public employers from collecting fees from non-union employees as a condition of working in public service. Now, [...]

2021-03-01T11:42:17-05:00March 1st, 2021|blog, Homepage News|