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Ohio Passes Law Providing COVID-19 Liability Shield for Individuals, Businesses, and Health Care Providers
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, September 2020

On Sept. 14, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed into law a bill, which provides significant protections against tort claims arising from COVID-19 to all entities, including individuals, businesses, health care providers, property owners, government entities, churches, and schools. Amended Sub. House Bill 606 creates a temporary liability shield against lawsuits and other claims alleging an injury, death, or loss to property or person caused by exposure to, the transmission of, or contraction of COVID-19 or any mutation thereof...

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The BWC Offers Employers Assistance Through COVID-19 Pandemic
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, September 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented unique issues in the workforce and to employers. Fortunately, the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) has implemented policies and programs over the last several months intended to reduce employer hardships. Below are a few policies to note and verify have been applied to your business. State-Fund Employer Installment Payments and PEO Monthly Payroll Reports and Premium Payments Were Deferred without Penalty or Change in Coverage Status The BWC allowed premium installment payments for policy year 2020 to be deferred...

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DOL Issues Revised FFCRA Regulations in Response to Court Ruling
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, September 2020

On Sept. 11, 2020, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced revisions to the regulations implementing the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), following the New York federal court’s decision that invalidated some of the prior regulations as either inconsistent with the text of the FFCRA or insufficiently explained by the DOL in its original regulations. In response to this decision, the DOL reaffirmed and revised certain provisions of the regulations, which will be published formally on Sept. 16, 2020 and will remain in effect until Dec. 31, 2020. The most significant change is with respect to the definition of health care provider...

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Top 10 COVID-19 Employer Mistakes to Avoid
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, September 2020

COVID-19 has sent many employers into a workforce management tailspin. Laws, regulations, and recommendations change daily, and as the pandemic continues to affect the workplace, the risk of legal complacency increases. The list below identifies the top 10 mistakes for employers to avoid during the COVID-19 pandemic. Mistake 1: Failing To Prepare and Update a COVID-19 Response Plan. Not only are COVID-19 response plans legal requirements in some states (such as Michigan), but they also serve as a useful resource for both employers and employees...

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OSHA Whistleblower Complaints on the Rise: Employers Be Aware
Dinsmore & Shohl LLP, September 2020

Whistleblower complaints to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) have continued to rise during the COVID-19 pandemic. Between February 18, 2020, and May 31, 2020, a total of 4,101 whistleblower complaints were filed,[1] which represented a 30% increase in complaints over the same period last year.[2] The OSHA Region (Region 5) that enforces whistleblower complaints in the Midwest (Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Wisconsin), received more complaints than any other region in the country.[3] Naturally, the increase in whistleblower complaints has stretched OSHA’s ability to investigate and has caused delays...

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