Blog Entries - Feb. 2021

Ohio paid $330M in fraudulent unemployment claims in December

February 26, 2021

During the month of December, Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) identified 56,000 fraudulent overpayments in the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program - equating to a total of $330

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Viewpoint: Fraudulent Unemployment Claims Are on the Rise

February 22, 2021

Government agencies are grappling with the theft of millions of taxpayer dollars through unique fraud schemes directed at state unemployment programs. Employers often are the first to discover these schemes when they

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Ohio Court: Injured Workers Cannot Reject Valid Light-Duty Offers Made in Good Faith

February 15, 2021

In the state of Ohio, a light-duty job offer is a strategic way to either bring an injured worker back to the workforce bar temporary total compensation, should be the injured worker reject a valid offer. Either way, it

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Ohio Businesses Face Tax on $8 Billion Dividend Stimulus

February 8, 2021

Ohio regulators will tax businesses for the record workers compensation dividends that the state issued last year in an effort to stimulate its pandemic-battered economy, a high-ranking Ohio tax official said

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Ohio Governor Signs H.B. 308 To Create Fund For PTSD For First Responders

February 1, 2021

Effective January 9, 2021, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 308 to create a fund for post-traumatic stress disorder for first responders. This is defined as “paying compensation for lost wages to a

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