Ohio’s New Overtime Law | Effective July 6, 2022

In March 2022, Governor DeWine signed into law Senate Bill 47, which seeks to clarify Ohio’s overtime pay provisions. The law also expressly adopts the federal Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) “Portal to Portal” Act (PPA) exemptions from paying overtime. Specifically, the new law clarifies and codifies, like the FLSA and the interpretations that have…

July 1, 2022 – IRS Increases Mileage Rate

IRS increases mileage rate for the remainder of 2022 WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service today announced an increase in the optional standard mileage rate for the final 6 months of 2022. Taxpayers may use the optional standard mileage rates to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business and certain other purposes.…

Senate Bill Addresses Tax Treatment of Crypto

Bi-partisan legislation recently proposed in the Senate signals the government’s intent to address longstanding confusion surrounding the tax treatment of digital assets such as cryptocurrencies. Senators Cynthia Lummis, a Wyoming Republican, and Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, introduced the Responsible Financial Innovation Act (S. 4356) on June 7th.  This legislation would establish a regulatory…

BWC Private Employer True-Up Begins July 1, 2022

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Private Employer True-Up begins on July 1, 2022, and ends on August 15, 2022, for the policy year ending June 30, 2022. What is a True-Up? At the beginning of each policy period, the BWC estimates each employer’s premium amount based on either a 12-month annual payroll submitted by…

Career Opportunities

Paralegal Openings Downtown AV-rated law firm seeks a paralegal with experience in probate and estate planning.  The successful candidates must have excellent PC skills, be team-oriented, and possess a positive “customer is first” attitude.  We offer a pleasant working environment, competitive salary and benefits.  Please reply to Legal Administrator, Pickrel Schaeffer & Ebeling, 40 North…