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  • Court of Appeals to Decide Constitutionality of R.C. 4123.512

    In 2006, the General Assembly amended numerous sections of the workers’ compensation statute pursuant to Senate Bill 7.  Among the amendments was an amendment to R.C. 4123.512(D), which pertains to court appeals and provides “the claimant may not dismiss the complaint without the employer’s consent if the employer is the party that filed the notice of appeal….”  This provision has not been challenged since the amendments became effective nearly 9 years ago.

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  • The Employer, Vol. 8 No. 2

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  • EEOC Proposes Wellness Incentives Rule

    The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) issued a proposed rule involving the Americans with Disabilities Act and Employee Wellness Programs. The intent of the proposed rule is to clear up confusion over using financial incentives in worksite wellness programs.  The proposal was published April 20, 2015, in the federal register with a 60-day public notice and comment period.  The Notice of Proposed Rulemaking is available here.

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  • Bugbee & Conkle in the Community: Join Shannon in the March of Dimes

    Shannon Abbey joined our team at Bugbee & Conkle in 2012.  Shannon graduated from the University of Toledo with a Bachelor’s Degree in Paralegal Studies and a minor in Criminal Justice.  Shannon is an Ohio State Bar Association Certified Paralegal, Notary Public, Certified Guardian ad Litem for the State of Ohio, and a very integral part of the success of our team at Bugbee & Conkle.

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  • OSHA’s National Safety Stand-Down to Increase Awareness of Fall Hazards and Fall Prevention

    From May 4 to May 15, thousands of companies will stop work and discuss safety procedures and “fall hazards and fall prevention”.  Fatalities caused by falls from elevation continue to be the leading cause of death for constructions workers.  Last year’s Stand Down was a great success and OSHA’s goal for 2015 is to touch 4 out of 10 construction workers in the country.

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