Bugbee & Conkle proudly announces Carl Habekost has been selected as a 2019 Ohio Super Lawyer. Attorneys on the Super Lawyers list are selected as a result of a multi-phase process that considers independent research, peer evaluations, and professional achievement. Carl is one of only nine Toledo employment law defense attorneys named to the 2019 list.Read more
Mark Barnes was recognized as the Top Fundraiser once again by the Arthritis Foundation for this past weekend’s Toledo area Jingle Bell Run. Mark raised $1,500 and placed 3rd for his age division in 25 minutes on Saturday morning, a considerable feat in the cold Ohio winter weather. The Jingle Bell run is the Arthritis Foundation’s signature annual event in which the community gets festive while racing to raise funds and awareness to cure America’s #1 cause of disability.Read more
The mere fact that an injury occurs on company property during or near an employee’s work shift does not mean the injury is compensable under Ohio law. Employers should be mindful to scrutinize all potential claims to determine whether the alleged injury occurs in the course of or arises out of employment. A recent decision from the Second District Court of Appeals illustrates this point.
In Garner v. Bur. of Work. Comp., 2nd Dist. Case No.
On November 15, 2018, 8:25 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., the Northwestern Ohio Self-Insurers Association (NWOSIA) will host its Annual Medical/Legal Seminar at the Hilton Garden Inn Levis Commons in Perrysburg, Ohio. The seminar has been approved for 6.0 CLE general credit hours and 6.0 CLE hours of Workers’ Compensation Specialty Credit. April Renner and Carl Habekost will be discussing safety strategies for prevention of injuries, and defense of claims when injuries cannot be prevented.Read more
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a public meeting today entitled “Revamping Workplace Culture to Prevent Harassment,” held at agency headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Commission heard various approaches to prevent harassment and provide necessary skills and resources to respond when experiencing or observing harassing behavior. Subsequently, the EEOC released a bulletin regarding the public meeting.Read more
Bugbee & Conkle employees and family members enjoyed a rainy Saturday indoors, bowling with the kids and parents of the iDance Adaptive Performing Arts Center. We are proud to support this organization’s fundraiser and efforts to foster a love of performing arts with creative expression for individuals with developmental challenges and special needs.Read more