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.
In a decision which is extremely favorable to employers, the Ohio Supreme Court found the “consent provision” in R.C. 4123.512(D) constitutional, which means claimant must obtain an employer’s consent before voluntarily dismissing an employer-initiated appeal under Civ.R. 41(A).
Ferguson v. State of Ohio, 2017-Ohio-7844 began as a declaratory judgment action in the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas challenging the constitutionality of the consent provision of R.C. 4123.
In Kljun v. Ohio Bur. of Work. Comp., 8th Dist. No. 105340, 2017-Ohio-7724, a claimant challenged the constitutionality of the amendment to R.C. 4123.57(B), which became effective after the enactment of H.B. 487 on September 10, 2012. The former version of R.C. 4123.57(B), required employers and the Bureau to pay loss awards in a lump-sum payment once all appeal remedies were exhausted.Read more
The 2017 Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis will be held Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. at the Shops at Fallen Timbers. Mark Barnes will participate once again in this annual event to raise awareness and funds to help find a cure for arthritis, the nation’s leading cause of disability. Mark has been the top fundraiser for the Toledo area Jingle Bell Run in the past, raising over $20,000 in donations and gifts.Read more