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The deadline to return your signed workers' compensation enrollment is Nov. 15. To learn more, click on our video! ORA plans are projected to save members over $5 million just this year! Return your signed and completed enrollment forms by fax at (888) 837-3288 or by emailing Julia.Hall@CareWorksComp.com.
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Ohio employers will be paying more state unemployment taxes in 2018 primarily due to the increase in the taxable wage base. The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) has raised the taxable wage base from $9,000 per employee to $9,500 per employee.
Also, the tax table used by ODJFS has shifted upward for 2018. This will also have an impact on the amount of unemployment taxes Ohio employers will pay.
ORA members who want an analysis of their tax notice or to learn about different tax options such as common/joint rating should contact our CareWorksComp partner, Kammy Staton, Unemployment Manager at (614) 526-7165. Or, click here to email her.
With the rising cost of unemployment taxes, we encourage you to consider the multiple ways CareWorksComp can benefit your business. The Unemployment Claims and Tax Management Services offered by CareWorksComp is an affordable program with a high ROI.
The game is on but the sound is off on the TVs, so customers are leaving their food and drinks and heading home to hear the commentators, the fans and the music that add to the excitement of the sport. If they can’t be in the stadium themselves, they at least want the next best thing.
This is a problem that has an easy solution and BMI licensee Dave & Buster’s has found it. The sound on their TVs remains on because they know their business depends on keeping their customers there, and when weighing licensing fees against the benefits of music to their bottom line, paying for their music use is an easy win. So much so, that the company uses other types of music in addition to keeping up the volume on their TVs to keep their guests happy, and a BMI license gives them valuable benefits for doing so.
Sean Gleason, Chief Marketing Officer, says, “Dave & Buster’s is committed to providing the most fun, most entertaining and most energetic environment for our guests. That means playing the sound on our TVs and cranking up the music. Having a BMI license for recorded music makes everything easier because it includes radio and TV use without any additional charge.”
Studies have long shown the value of music to businesses, and successful businesses like Dave & Buster’s not only pay attention to trends, they set them, which is what has helped the company continue to grow.
By partnering with BMI to obtain a blanket music license that allows their locations to play any of the nearly 12 million songs BMI represents, Dave & Buster’s eliminates the need to secure permission from each songwriter or composer to use their music, per copyright law. This saves time and money – both of which offset their fees. And remember the added benefit of a BMI license that Dave & Buster’s is taking advantage of: If you’re considering using recorded music in your establishment, the licensing for radio and TV use is included when used in conjunction with it.
So leave the sound on for every event. You’ll not only keep your customers happy but also be proud to know that approximately 88 cents of every dollar you pay in licensing fees will be distributed as royalties to BMI’s songwriters, composers, and publishers so they can continue to create music that fans want to hear.
For more information on how to obtain a BMI music license, please visit bmi.com or call a BMI representative at (800) 325-1395.
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Our final Industry Trends Survey has launched! We're working with the Cleveland Research firm to gather information on industry trends.
The survey opened on Nov, 1 and closes at midnight on Monday, Nov. 13.
o Sales baseline questions that are in each of our industry trends surveys
o Recap of distributor and delivery questions for this year
o NEW! Minimum wage questions
We appreciate your participation. Your answers are vital to the strength of the Ohio Restaurant Association’s activism & programming on behalf of our members.