Michael is a director with Krugliak, Wilkins, Griffiths & Dougherty Co., LPA and joined the firm in 2003. He practices primarily in the area of labor and employment law and is certified as a specialist in Labor and Employment Law by the Ohio State Bar Association.
Effective January 1, 2022, Ohio’s minimum wage will increase to $9.30 per hour for non-tipped employees and $4.05 per hour for tipped employees. The increase applies to employers with more than $297,000 in annual gross receipts. The change was triggered by the 2006 Amendment to the Ohio Constitution, which tied […]Read More
The OSHA Emergency Temporary Standards (ETS) regarding mandatory vaccinations and testing for all employers of 100 or more employees was announced on November 4, 2021, although it will not be officially published until November 5, 2021. Some of the basic provisions of the ETS are as follows: All employers with […]Read More
Last week, the Ohio Department of Health issued a new “Amended Order for Social Distancing, Facial Coverings and Non-Congregating” which deviates greatly from its previous guidance to employers relating to maintaining a safe workplace and a healthy workforce. Perhaps most notable, the new order does not include any recommendation that […]Read More
The American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“Rescue Plan”) was signed into law last week. While the stimulus payments and other direct aid to individuals and businesses and local governments have received the most attention, this far-reaching legislation also addressed some employer related matters, including an additional (voluntary) extension of […]Read More
As many companies have realized through personal experience in the past 12 months, fraudulent unemployment claims have risen exponentially in the State of Ohio. The rise in the number of unemployment applications, combined with the increased benefit levels found in the COVID-19 relief package, has made unemployment fraud a lucrative […]Read More
Congress’ COVID-19 relief legislation which is currently pending will have some effects on employers. As you may have read or as you already may know, this relief package includes direct payments to individuals, the extension of the enhanced unemployment benefits, and additional money for the PPP relief. Unfortunately, some provisions […]Read More