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New Employment Laws for a New Year

As an employer in the state of Ohio, you know that you have to stay in compliance with all kinds of state and federal laws. Also, employees are counting on their employers to uphold the laws and provide a safe workplace. These laws are constantly in flux since they respond to changing market conditions, societal norms, cost of living increases, and unforeseen factors like a global pandemic.

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Who Is Entitled to Overtime Pay?

Both federal and state laws require employers to pay overtime when employees work more than 40 hours in a workweek. However, the regulations surrounding overtime pay can be confusing for both employers and employees, which is why it can be difficult to know who is entitled to overtime pay.

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Can an Employer Deny FMLA Leave?

The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) was enacted in 1993 to provide unpaid leave for employees facing serious health issues or to care for family members with serious health conditions.

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UPDATED STATE OF OHIO UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT POLICIES

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services is quickly updating its unemployment benefit policies due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) are having on our business communities. If you have any additional questions on how these updated policies affect you personally or your business, please be in touch.

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A Shell Protects, but Should Not Impede

Fear of risk, or the many misunderstandings that surround it, has long undermined collaboration in the design/construction industry.

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Grab a Coffee – but Stay for Dinner

The iconic 80’s movie, The Breakfast Club (Dir., John Hughes, Universal Pictures, 2/15/85) offers many available parallels between a misfit group of students forced to spend a weekend detention together and a set of designers and contractors forced to co-exist during a project’s life cycle.

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The ABC’s of Collaboration

True collaboration occurs when the owner and design professional meaningfully and actively communicate with one another to ensure that one’s project expectation aligns with the other’s anticipated design service.

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Teach ’em to Fish

Risk managers too often embrace the opportunity to unilaterally control circumstances and events – if only for self-preservation – effectively mitigating company costs and liability, yet failing to develop a company-wide culture of better informed risk takers and project management.

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Communicate Your Imperfection

“Perfection” is not a standard of care. No design professional should be required to deliver against such an unrealistic expectation.

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