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  • Comp Connection Vol. 16 No. 5

    The Hearing Officer Manual is Now “Adjudications Before the Ohio Industrial Commission”

    As previously reported, on August 15, 2016 the Industrial Commission’s former Hearing Officer Manual was revised and renamed “Adjudications Before the Ohio Industrial Commission”.  Read about the changes found in the Adjudications Before the OIC here.
     

    Ohio Supreme Court Affirms Fraud and Overpayment Findings in Business Owner Case
    In State ex rel. Perez v.

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  • Ohio Supreme Court Affirms Fraud and Overpayment Findings in Business Owner Case

    In State ex rel. Perez v. Industrial Commission, 2016-Ohio-5084 (Ohio, July 26, 2016), the Supreme Court of Ohio found a business owner receiving temporary total disability compensation (TTD) guilty of workers’ compensation fraud and TTD overpayment.
    This case originated in 2002 when claimant was injured while working construction.  The allowed conditions include neck sprain, lumbar sprain, bulging disc and protruding discs, cervical spondylosis, major depression, and cognitive disorder.

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  • Greg Denny & Mark Barnes to Speak at NWOSIA Medical/Legal Seminar

    Attorneys Greg Denny & Mark Barnes join NWOSIA for our Annual Medical/Legal Seminar on Thursday, November 17, 2016.  This year the NWOSIA is having a food drive at the seminar and will be donating non-perishable food items and/or monetary donations to Toledo Northwestern Ohio Food Bank. 
    Fee:                   $100.00 NWOSIA Member (Each add’l member $75.00)
                               $125.00 Non-Member(s)
    The seminar agenda is listed below.

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  • The Hearing Officer Manual is Now “Adjudications Before the Ohio Industrial Commission”

    As previously reported, on August 15, 2016 the Industrial Commission’s former Hearing Officer Manual was revised and renamed “Adjudications Before the Ohio Industrial Commission”.  The manual review began in October, 2014 and resulted in eight extensive Commission meetings leading to major changes to the new manual.

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  • Ohio Medical Marijuana Law and Workers’ Compensation Statutes

    Ohio’s medical marijuana law became effective September 8, 2016.  As a practical matter, employers should be able to continue with drug policies in the same manner they did before the law became effective.  We will provide an in-depth review of the medical marijuana law on October 20, 2016 at our free Employment Law Seminar at the Hilton Garden Inn in Perrysburg, Ohio.
    In workers’ compensation, the law addressed marijuana indirectly in R.C. 4123.

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