House Republicans approved House Bill 380 on Tuesday, which would block injured undocumented immigrants from filing workers’-compensation claims in Ohio. The proposal was hotly debated before passing 62-30 and will now be reviewed by the Senate, who removed similar language from the state Bureau of Workers’ Compensation budget earlier this year.Read more
Lawmakers in Congress from both the Republican and Democrat parties recently introduced the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act”. This piece of legislation is designed to prevent companies from enforcing mandatory arbitration agreements in employment contracts in cases where employees allege workplace sexual harassment.Read more
The lawyers of Bugbee & Conkle and their spouses enjoyed an evening of holiday celebration and music at the Toledo School for the Arts this weekend. The school’s holiday ensemble, one of many groups for hire, played holiday music, while the lawyers and spouses enjoyed dinner and toured the school and its many offerings. It was a magical and festive evening and we look forward to supporting further performances from the students of TSA in the future.Read more
Ten years after being honored by the Arthritis Foundation for his longstanding fundraising efforts, Mark Barnes has reclaimed his title as Top Fundraiser this past weekend at the Jingle Bell Run, after a 1 year hiatus from the annual event. Mark earned every one of the $1,155 he raised when running on a snowy Saturday morning, considering that the cold Ohio winter weather did not spare the Jingle Bell runners.Read more
On Thursday, December 5th, attorneys Mark Barnes and Dana Quick will present a 2017 Employment Law update for Northwest Ohio Human Resources Association (NOHRA) at the 5 county meeting at Northwest State Community College in Archbold, Ohio. On Thursday, December 7th, Mark & Dana present the Employment Law update once again at the Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg, Ohio.Read more
Effective September 7, 2017, Ohio Admin.Code 4121-15-03 and 4121-3-18 were amended.
Ohio Admin.Code 4121-15-03 governs the standards of conduct (i.e. ethical conduct) of Commission and Bureau employees, and follows the provisions of the Ohio ethics law contained in Chapters 102 and 2921 of the Revised Code. Under Ohio Admin.