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Top 5 Issues Affecting HR in Ohio


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On September 11, Tony spoke to SCHRMA during their monthly luncheon, presenting on several current topics affecting Ohio’s HR professionals, such as education, healthcare, employment laws, unemployment fund solvency and drug-free workplaces. He also previewed the upcoming mid-term election and the possible ways it may affect Ohio.

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Top 5 Issues Affecting HR in Ohio

  1. 1. z Presented by Tony Fiore Director, Government Affairs Ohio SHRM State Council SCHRMA September 11, 2018 Affecting the HR Profession in Ohio
  2. 2. z Education/Workforce Pipeline
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  5. 5. z 132nd General Assembly (2017-2018) HB98 Law gives employers, along with universities, trade schools, and military recruiters, the opportunity to present career information twice a year to high school students
  6. 6. z 132nd General Assembly (2017-2018) HB512 Combines the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, Ohio Department of Higher Education and Ohio Department of Education
  7. 7. Certificate of Qualified Employment (CQE)
  8. 8. z Healthcare
  9. 9. z Federal Taxes v. Expenditures 47% 34% 9% 9% 1% Individual Income Tax Payroll Taxes Corporate Income Tax Customs Duties and Excise Taxes Other
  10. 10. z Federal Expenditures Social Security 24% Supplimental Security Income 2% Civilian Federal Retirement 3% Medicare 15% Medicaid 10% ACC Subsidies 1% National Security 15% Veterans 5% Interest 6% Refundable credits 2% Transporation 2% Education 2% Food Stamps 2% Justice 1% Housing Assistance 1% Foreign Aid & Int'l Affairs 1% Other 8%
  11. 11. A Consumer Centric Model Member One ID Card One Phone Number One Website | One App Provider Care and Medical Management • Care coordination and navigation • Condition Management – i.e. Diabetes • Case Management • Concurrent/Retrospective review • Discharge planning • Maternity management • Behavioral Health – UM/CM/ Care management Member Services • Member customer services and advocacy • Provider selection, cost transparency and steerage • Appeals • Referrals to point solutions and other client resources Pharmacy Services • Member pharmacy questions • Pharmacy clinical review • Mail order pharmacy questions CLAIMS PAYER/ PROVIDER NETWORK NICHE POINT SOLUTIONS Provider Services • Provider customer service • Benefits eligibility • Prior authorization/Pre-certification (UM) • Medical necessity review Integrated Services OTHER CLIENT BENEFITS
  12. 12. z Employment Law Simplicity
  13. 13. z 132nd General Assembly (2017-2018) HB2Employment Law Uniformity What does it mean for your business?
  14. 14. z “The General Assembly declares its intent in enacting section 4112.054 of the Revised Code pursuant to this act that employers will be encouraged to implement meaningful anti-discrimination policies and foster a work environment that is fair and tolerant. The General Assembly further declares its intent that human resource professionals should have the first opportunity to resolve personnel complaints and rectify detrimental workplace behavior before such issues result in costly litigation.”
  15. 15. z 132nd General Assembly (2017-2018) HB160LGBTQ Anti-Discrimination Protections What does it mean for your business?
  16. 16. z Unemployment Trust Fund Solvency
  17. 17. z Solvency of Ohio’s UI Trust Fund -$3,000,000,000 -$2,000,000,000 -$1,000,000,000 $0 $1,000,000,000 $2,000,000,000 $3,000,000,000 Ohio UI Trust Fund Balance - 1980 to 2027 (est.) Minimum Safe Level
  18. 18. z 132nd General Assembly (2017-2018) HB382Unemployment Comp Reform What does it mean for your business?
  19. 19. z 132nd General Assembly (2017-2018) HJR4Unemployment Comp Reform What does it mean for your business?
  20. 20. z Drug-Free(ish) Workplaces
  21. 21. Preserving a Drug- Free Workplace
  22. 22. On March 31, 2017 President Trump signed HJ Res 42 disallowing US DOL adopted regulations that limited drug testing of UI claimants by state UI agencies
  23. 23. z 131st General Assembly (2015-2016) HB523Medical Marijuana What does it mean for your business?
  24. 24. Source: The New York Times
  25. 25. z Time Lapse 2003-2014 Source: The New York Times
  26. 26. 2014-15 60
  27. 27. OHIORecreational Marijuana Measure
  28. 28. A FREE resource for Ohio’s employers that provides guidance on how to handle drugs, with a focus on opioids, in the workplace
  29. 29. This 5-module course gives an overview of the legal and operational issues an employer must consider
  30. 30. z Employers must educate employees on who the candidates are and what their positions are on certain issues
  31. 31. z Do you currently provide information to employees on how certain laws will positively or negatively impact your company?
  32. 32. z Survey of Employees
  33. 33. z Do your Employees Agree or Disagree?
  34. 34. z EMPLOYERS, Speak up!
  35. 35. If you’re not at the table, you’re on the menu!
  36. 36. z Get out your smart phone- I know you have one
  37. 37. Download the SHRM advocacy app for federal issues
  38. 38. Tony Fiore Of Counsel, Kegler Brown Director, Government Affairs, Ohio SHRM 614-462-5428 @TonyFioreEsq