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Ohio Begins Implementing CARES Act Unemployment Provisions

After much delay, Ohio’s Department of Job and Family Services has officially begun implementing the CARES Act’s unemployment provisions. As of Friday, Ohioans are now free to register for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and will also begin receiving Pandemic...

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Department of Labor Publishes Regulations to Implement FFCRA

On Wednesday, the Department of Labor published regulations to implement the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA). The 124-page document offers the Department’s latest, most thorough, and most formal guidance regarding the FFCRA. Requirements of the FFCRA...

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COVID-19 Workplace Update: Handling Workers’ Comp Claims

It was recently reported and confirmed by the BWC Administrator, Stephanie McCloud, that eighteen new workers’ compensation claims have been filed alleging workplace exposures to COVID-19. While local, state and federal governments are making emergency provisions and...

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Congress Passes New Coronavirus Relief Package

Friday afternoon, the House approved the Senate’s version of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (or “CARES Act”) by unanimous voice vote. This massive 880 page, $2 trillion piece of legislation aims to provide relief for those workers and...

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