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IRS Grants Relief as Employers Prep for ACA Reporting in 2020



By Stephen Miller, SHRM

On Dec. 2, the IRS announced it would extend the deadline to March 2 from Jan. 31 for employers to provide employees with a copy of their 1095-C or 1095-B reporting form, and again extended "good faith effort" transition relief to employers for Affordable Care Act (ACA) reporting for plan year 2019.

The IRS granted additional relief

$1.1 Billion in New Road Construction OK’d for Ohio, Including I-71 Express Lane



By Rick Rouan, The Columbus Dispatch

Major road construction in Ohio is getting back on track.

An infusion of new funding from a gas-tax increase adopted in the state’s transportation budget this year will be used to earmark about $1.1 billion over the next four years for major transportation projects across the state, including nearly $400 million for new projects.

The

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP Announces Leadership Changes for Cleveland Office and Business Practice Area



Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP Press Release

Hahn Loeser & Parks LLP, a national law firm with six offices and more than 125 attorneys, is pleased to announce that Craig Owen White has been appointed by the firm’s Board of Directors as the new Partner-in-Charge of the Cleveland Office. A new leadership team has also been appointed to lead the firm’s Business

TimkenSteel CEO Steps Down



By WEWS, Kaylyn Hlavaty

In an effort to revitalize both the near-term performance and long-term potential of TimkenSteel, now is the time for new leadership at the company. While stepping down as CEO is not an easy decision, it has been a true privilege for me to lead TimkenSteel on its journey as an independent public company,” Timken said

Ben Brown, The Chas. E. Phipps Company



From Crain's Cleveland Business, People On The Move

The Chas. E. Phipps Company is pleased to announce that on October 1, 2019 VP of Operations Benjamin R. Brown succeeds David S. Thomas as President of the Cleveland based construction products and equipment supplier. Brown will be the fourth generation family member to lead the company which began in 1921

Join ACE Mentor Cleveland, for 2019 Cavaliers Opening Night Celebration



The Cavs will suit up in the retro black, blue and orange Classic Edition uniforms to take on the Indiana Pacers on Saturday, October 26th at 8:00 p.m. All fans attending the season home opener at the newly transformed Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse will receive an Opening Night Cavs t-shirt presented by Cleveland Clinic.

ACE Mentor is selling discount tickets for the game and

As Federal Overtime Rule Drops, Experts Recommend Audits, Training



By Ryan Golden, Construction Dive

If the human resources experts who we spoke to agreed on anything, it's this: HR departments may be missing the boat if they've waited until now to plan for changes to federal overtime regulations.

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) began the journey to update the Fair Labor Standards Act's (FLSA) salary threshold overtime exemption

Ohio Supreme Court Shuts Down Local-Hiring Requirements in Public Construction Contracts



By Tom Cardone, Frantz Ward

The Ohio Supreme Court today issued a knockout punch to public authorities seeking to enforce local-hiring requirements on public-construction projects.

In 2003, the Cleveland City Council enacted what is generally known as the “Fannie Lewis Law.” The much-disputed law required public-construction contracts valued at $100,000 or more to include a provision mandating that Cleveland residents

BWC to Mail up to $1.5 Billion in Checks Starting Next Week



News Release by the BWC

The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation will start sending up to $1.5 billion in dividend checks to Ohio employers Sept. 26.

Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and BWC Administrator/CEO Stephanie McCloud announced plans in May to provide the money to employers following strong investment returns, falling injury claims, and other agency cost savings. The proposal was

Caterpillar and Deere Are Among 7 Stocks to Track as Construction Activity Slows



Allen Root, Barron’s

There is more economic trouble brewing. This time the problem is U.S. construction, and that is bad news for industrial stocks, particularly makers of backhoes, cranes and dump trucks.

The news isn’t just about Deere and Caterpillar. U.S. construction spending matters—a lot—to the economy. It is another trillion-dollar end market, and construction spending has been a bright spot for the U.S