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Employment Forms Available at OMA Website

January 6, 2023

Our online library of frequently used HR forms has recently been reviewed by Bricker & Eckler, the OMA’s general counsel. Included are forms for employment application, performance evaluation, employee absences, state and federal posting requirements, and more.

These resources are free and always available here at the OMA’s website (right sidebar). Members should carefully read the instructions to ensure compliance.

As a reminder, be sure to post Ohio’s new minimum wage poster at your workplace, if you haven’t already.

Also, there’s a new federal posting requirement — the “Know Your Rights: Workplace Discrimination Is Illegal” poster, which replaces the “Equal Employment Opportunity Is the Law” poster. 1/4/2023

Labor Law Predictions, Guidance for 2023

January 6, 2023

OMA Connections Partner Fisher Phillips has published its top 10 workplace law predictions for 2023. Among them, that new overtime pay requirements will soon be released by the U.S. Department of Labor.

The firm has also published this analysis of changes to employee benefits as authorized by the latest federal spending bill, as well as these FAQs regarding new federal protections for pregnant and postpartum employees. 1/4/2023

FTC Moves to Ban Non-Compete Agreements

January 6, 2023

The Federal Trade Commission has proposed a rule banning provisions in employment agreements that prevent employees and independent contractors, for a period of time, from working for a competitor or starting a competing business. More details are available in this insight from OMA Connections Partner Frantz Ward. 1/5/2023

Study Blames Government Benefits for Labor Shortage

January 6, 2023

There are still at least 3 million fewer Americans working now than in 2019. According to a recent study by a free-market think tank, a key factor for this shortage appears to be taxpayer-funded unemployment benefits combined with federal health care subsidies.

This table lists the estimated work-related earnings that two adults with two dependent children would need to match available unemployment benefits and ObamaCare subsidies in each state, as calculated by the study’s authors. In Ohio, the annual figure is $66,506. 1/5/2023