Monthly Archives: May 2021
  • Have You Heard of Kids’ Chance of Ohio?

    Kids’ Chance of Ohio is dedicated to raising money to provide scholarships for children who have had a parent rendered permanently and totally disabled or fatally injured as the result of an Ohio work-related injury or illness.  Kids’ Chance of Ohio had a rough fundraising year.  Their 2 biggest fundraising events were cancelled.  Our colleagues in the workers’ compensation industry have asked us to help spread the word of this all-volunteer organization.

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  • Ohio House Bill 308 for First Responder PTSD Claims Now In Effect

    By: Mark Barnes
    As we previously reported, in January of 2021, Governor Mike DeWine signed Ohio House Bill 308, which provides for compensation and benefits to public safety officers (a.k.a.

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  • When Will the Ohio Industrial Commission Resume In Person Hearings?

    By: Mark Barnes
    In the last 30 days, the CDC changed its mask guidance and pronounced that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks.  On June 2, 2021, the Ohio Department of Health’s COVID-19 order will expire, which means individuals and business will no longer be required to have social distancing and mask protocols.

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  • Sixth District Finds Trial Court Wrongly Denied Judgment to Employer in Intentional Tort Case

    By: Mark Barnes
    Under R.C. 4123.74, the benefits provided by Ohio’s workers’ compensation law are an employee’s exclusive remedy for injuries sustained in the course of and arising out of employment.

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  • OSHA’S COVID-19 National Emphasis Program and Enforcement

    By: Carl Habekost, Esq.

    On March 12, 2021, OSHA announced the COVID-19 National Emphasis Program (NEP) providing employers with notice of expected enforcement trends under the new Biden administration.  Below are key points for consideration.

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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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