• The National Labor Relations Board Vacates Joint Employer Decision

    The National Labor Relations Board’s Inspector General issued a ruling that new board member Bill Emmanuel improperly participated in the recent Hy-Brand joint employer decision.  Therefore, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) unanimously vacated its decision in Hy-Brand.  As such, the 2015 Browning-Ferris test for determining joint employment is once again the law of the land.

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  • Airline Attendant Injured While Returning From Dinner Not Entitled to Workers’ Compensation

    Injuries which occur outside the employer’s premises generally create challenges for the Commission and courts attempting to determine compensability.  The workers’ compensation statute requires that injuries occur “in the course of” employment and “arise out of employment” to be compensable.

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  • Court of Appeals Finds Internally Inconsistent Reports Cannot Support PTD

    Permanent total disability compensation is compensation of last resort and can be awarded only upon a showing by the claimant that he/she is incapable of sustained remunerative employment.  Although neither the workers’ compensation statute nor the administrative rules define sustained remunerative employment, the Ohio Supreme Court has held that part-time work may constitute sustained remunerative employment.

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  • February 1, 2018, Deadline to Post the OSHA 300A Form: Common Mistakes Employers Make

    February 1st is the deadline to prepare, certify and post the OSHA 300A Annual Summary of workplace injuries and illness.  The Form 300A is a summation of the workplace injuries and illnesses recorded on the OSHA 300 Logs during the previous calendar year, as well as the total hours worked the previous calendar year by all covered employees.

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  • OSHA Civil Penalties Increase Again

    We previously reported on the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) significant hike in OSHA penalties after a 26 year increase hiatus.  The penalty increase, which was instituted according to Section 701 of the 2015 budget, also called for annual adjustments to the penalties based on the annual percentage increase in the Consumer Price Index.  The DOL is required to adjust maximum OSHA penalties for inflation annually by the 15th of January.

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  • Registration for Bugbee & Conkle’s 2018 Workers’ Compensation Seminar is Open!Read more

Seminar Registration

Register for our free Annual Workers' Compensation Seminar on April 13, 2018. A confirmation will be sent separately.