A sample text widget

Etiam pulvinar consectetur dolor sed malesuada. Ut convallis euismod dolor nec pretium. Nunc ut tristique massa.

Nam sodales mi vitae dolor ullamcorper et vulputate enim accumsan. Morbi orci magna, tincidunt vitae molestie nec, molestie at mi. Nulla nulla lorem, suscipit in posuere in, interdum non magna.

Today vs. Yesterday

Ten years ago, it used to be the running joke in HR – if your facility got unionized, you were a terrible HR person who deserved to be fired for not doing your job.

But today there is no rhyme or reason. Some facilities have union campaigns occur and some do not. That’s the scary […]

Point of No Return

“The Defense Attorney” was a post I used in part to complain about the ridiculous BWC hearing process in our state. But at the time, I forgot to mention one important thing… So I decided to present that in Q&A form.

Q: How do you know when a BWC claim is past the point of […]

Sue Happy

Do attorneys ever take a “sue first, ask questions later” approach? I know that some do. But I’d like to believe that it only happens in certain fields of practice – like ambulance-chasing accident attorneys.

But the “sue first, ask questions later” situation is exactly what a District Judge is accusing attorneys from the EEOC […]

The Defense Attorney

I don’t know how it is in other states, but it’s always entertaining to attend an Ohio Bureau of Worker’s Compensation hearing at the Industrial Commission.

You’ve never seen so many neck braces, wheelchairs and crutches in your life… But the sad thing is that if the work-related injury was truly legitimate, it should never […]

Facebook Photos

Is Facebook your friend? Can Facebook cause you a problem? Can employers use Facebook during an investigation?

I think the answers to all three are yes, although in my mind, the latter can be very dangerous.

Check out this blog post that Porter Wright published through their Employer Law Report. They discuss a situation where […]

How to Not Get Fired

MSN Careers featured a very interesting article today. It was called “10 Things That Will Get You Fired.”

Kate Lorenz, CareerBuilder.com Editor, was the author. You can view her blog here.

And you can view the list of 10 things here. To be honest, I think I’ve fired somebody at least once for every single […]

TPA’s 101 – Part II

In my previous post, TPA’s 101 – Part I, I discussed why you should hire a TPA to help you with your worker’s compensation plans. But that’s only half the battle. If you hire one or currently have one in place, you need to make sure they are doing their job. Let me put it […]

Beating the Unemployment Maze – Part I

It’s no secret that I’m not a fan of our State when it comes to unemployment insurance. Between state employees (i.e. Job and Family Services) rubber-stamping (approving) unemployment claims, their employee-friendly directives and other high-level orders extending the length of time that you can receive benefits, it’s becoming more difficult for companies to contest claims. […]

TPA’s 101 – Part I

I often get asked my position regarding TPA’s. So I decided to have a short lesson on what to ask of your TPA and why you should consider using one.

First, let’s clarify what a TPA is. They are third party administrators. You could also be talking about a broker – if you’re in the […]