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Comp Connection March 2024

The 3rd District Court Of Appeals Rejects COVID-19 Claim Since the COVID-19 pandemic ensued, employers have wondered whether there would be rash of compensable COVID-19 cases arising from employment. Because COVID-19 is a disease arising from the Sars-CoV-2 virus,...

Safety Sense February 2024

2024 CHANGES TO OSHA INJURY AND ILLNESS RECORDKEEPING REQUIREMENTS What's Changing: Establishments with 100+ employees in certain designated industries are required to electronically submit information from their OSHA Forms 300 and 301 to OSHA once a year. OSHA will...

Comp Connection November 2023

Is This the End of Voluntary Abandonment in Ohio?   R.C.4123.56(F) was enacted and became effective September 15, 2020 and applies to claims arising on or after July 1, 2020. Prior to the amendment, voluntary abandonment of employment was an affirmative defense...

Safety Sense April 2023

This year's Safety & Health Day will be held on Wednesday, May 24, 2023 at Owen's Community College - Center for the Performing Arts. Doors open at 7:30am with a full day of presentations on various workplace safety topics!  Attorney Carl Habekost will be...

Comp Connection March 2023

  In State of Ohio ex rel. AutoZone Stores Inc. v. Indus. Comm., 10th Dist. No. 21AP-294, 2023-Ohio-633, decided on March 2, 2023 the Tenth District Court of Appeals interpreted R.C. 4123.56(F) which provides:  If an employee is unable to work or suffers a wage...