Monthly Archives: February 2020
  • Ohio House Bill 308 Seeks to Change Physical Injury Requirement for First Responder PTSD Claims

    On February 12, 2020, Ohio House Representatives passed HB 308, by a vote of 74-22. HB 308 would amend several provisions of the Revised Code and, significantly, R.C. 4123.01. Under the proposed amendment to R.C 4123.01, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) claims filed by peace officers, firefighters or emergency medical workers would be compensable without an associated physical injury. In Armstrong. V. John R. Jurgensen Co., 136 Ohio St.

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  • Employer Immunity

    In Crew v. Advics Manufacturing Ohio, Inc., 2020-Ohio-328, 12th Dist., Case No. 18CV090620 (February 3, 2020), the claimant was a temporary employee, assigned to work for a company called Advics Manufacturing Ohio, Inc. (AMO), a self-insured employer.  Accurate Personnel LLC supplied temporary employees to AMO pursuant to an agreement, which set forth the terms of the relationship between AMO and Accurate.

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  • Cake is a Perfectly Reasonable Breakfast Food

    Attorney Mark Barnes began the King Cake tradition at Bugbee & Conkle a few years ago. Attorney Rob King was the lucky winner of the Mardi Gras baby and beads this year.

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  • The House Passes the PRO ACT

    On February 6, 2020, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protecting the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act).  The bill was introduced by House Education and Labor Committee Chairman and Representative Robert Scott, which passed the House with a 224-194 vote. The bill amends the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), 1947, and the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act of 1959 to provide additional protections to union employees.

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  • Arbitration Update

    In Thomas v. Hyundai of Bedford, No. 108212 (January 23, 2020), the Eighth District Ohio Court of Appeals found an arbitration agreement in an employment contract to be unenforceable because it was overly broad, and in large part,included disputes which fell outside the scope of the employment relationship.
    Thomas worked for Migdal I, LLC and Hyundai of Bedford (collectively “Hyundai”).

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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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