Small Businesses Drive Job Growth in Ohio 

Account for 64,691 Net New Jobs, Latest Data Shows   The Office of Advocacy, an independent office within the U.S. Small Business Administration, today released its annual Small Business Profiles. The user-friendly profiles utilize the most recent statistics on employment, industry, and economic growth from federal data sources to create a small business narrative unique to…

CareWorksComp Educational Opportunities

In keeping with the back-to-school season and doing new things, CareWorksComp has a few educational opportunities to share with you that we hope you will consider: a Risk Reduction Workshop, and Two Hour Group Safety Training classes. Information for these is included here, as well as some updates from our Safety and Unemployment Departments and…

Ohio’s Minimum Wage to Increase in 2018

Ohio’s minimum wage is scheduled to increase on January 1, 2018, to $8.30 per hour for non- tipped employees and $4.15 per hour for tipped employees. The minimum wage will apply to employees of businesses with annual gross receipts of more than $305,000 per year. The current 2017 Ohio minimum wage is $8.15 per hour…

BWC proposes $1 billion rebate to Ohio employers

By Mark Williams // The Columbus Dispatch 
 The state fund for injured workers wants to give $1.1 billion back to Ohio’s private and public employers. The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation today proposed a rebate that is equal to two-thirds of the premiums more than 200,000 private and public employers paid in their most recent policy…