Because of a Constitutional Amendment passed in better times, Ohio must adjust its minimum wage annually based on cost of living statistics.  The Ohio Department of Commerce has just announced that Ohio’s minimum wage will increase by  30 cents an hour (3.9%) from $7.40 to $7.70 per hour.  Tipped employees will see their minimum hourly

Employers who believe that they may have been erroneously classifying employees as independent contractors may now take advantage of a new IRS voluntary compliance program.  This program allows employers to reclassify any workers erroneously treated as independent contractors.  Employers who choose to do so may take advantage of the program’s lower cost settlement terms and

To help readers see for themselves what is in the American Jobs Act concerning employer discrimination based upon the status of applicants as unemployed, we have uploaded the provisions of the AJA as transmitted to Congress.  It is unclear if the actual bill will be introduced with that name because a Republican Member of Congress

President Obama has proposed the American Jobs Act as a way to increase employment and head off a double dip recession.  It has five key components, according to an administration briefing to the National Small Business Association this afternoon.  They are 1. Tax Cuts for small business, including significant reductions in payroll taxes; 2. Rebuild

David Lazarus of the L. A. Times reports on an effort to extend disability accommodation requirements to the terms of all-you-can-eat deals. A hungry person with Type 2 Diabetes, David Martin, is suing the A Ca-Shi restaurant for disability discrimination.  Mr. Martin claims he went to the  restaurant to take advantage of its all-you-can-eat sushi