Monthly Archives: December 2017
  • The Santa ClausE Analysis

    At the beginning of the month, we circulated the video clip above from the movie the Santa Clause, in which Santa falls off a roof and appears to sustain injuries.  We posed the question: does Santa have a compensable workers’ compensation claim in Ohio?  We received several interesting responses, which reflect the difficulty in analyzing what appears to be a simple claim.
    The starting point in the analysis is R.C. 4123.

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  • New Ohio Marijuana Legalization Ballot Initiative in the Works

    A group of Ohio natives whose bid for a state license to grow medical marijuana failed, announced plans to draft a ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana use and cultivation for anyone 21 and older.  The ballot initiative, preemptively called the “Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol Amendment,” is expected to be finalized next month and will require the collection of 305,592 signatures in order to appear on the 2018 ballot.

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  • NLRB Vote Overturns Browning-Ferris Joint Employer Test

    On December 14, 2017, in Hy-Brand Industrial Contractors Ltd. & Brandt Construction Co., the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) voted 3-2 to overturn the joint employer test set forth in the Browning-Ferris Industries (“BFI”) case, reverting back to the previous standard which had been in effect for 30+ years.

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  • Ending Forced Arbitration in Sexual Harassment Act

    Lawmakers in Congress from both the Republican and Democrat parties recently introduced the “Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Harassment Act”.  This piece of legislation is designed to prevent companies from enforcing mandatory arbitration agreements in employment contracts in cases where employees allege workplace sexual harassment.

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  • Bugbee & Conkle Supports Toledo School for the Arts

    The lawyers of Bugbee & Conkle and their spouses enjoyed an evening of holiday celebration and music at the Toledo School for the Arts this weekend. The school’s holiday ensemble, one of many groups for hire, played holiday music, while the lawyers and spouses enjoyed dinner and toured the school and its many offerings. It was a magical and festive evening and we look forward to supporting further performances from the students of TSA in the future.

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  • The Supreme Court of the United States Blocks OSHA’S ETS Regarding Vaccines but Enforces CMS MandateRead more


  • Bugbee & Conkle Proudly Welcomes The 2021 Solheim Cup to ToledoRead more

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