Many employers view the COVID-19 vaccines as the key to safely bringing employees back to the workplace and ending the coronavirus pandemic. Employers are wondering if they can implement mandatory vaccination policies prior to permitting employees to return to the workplace and what potential issues may arise from such a vaccine policy.Read more
On June 16, 2020, Governor Mike DeWine signed House Bill 81 (H.B. 81) into law, which made significant changes to Ohio’s Workers’ Compensation law. H.B. 81 amends the doctrine of voluntary abandonment of a claim, the statute of limitation on filing a Violation of a Specific Safety Requirement (VSSR), a state fund employer’s settlement authority, and the statute of limitation on a claim among other changes.Read more
By: Carl Habekost, Esq.
On October 23, 2020, OSHA announced that since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic it has cited 112 employers for violations relating to COVID-19 resulting in proposed penalties of $1,603,544.
Part 1, Telephone Hearings at the Industrial Commission
Part 2, How Courts are Dealing With COVID-19
Part 3, Ohio Workers’ Compensation and COVID-19
Part 4, Keeping the Workplace Safe
Part 5, Legislative UpdateRead more
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.Read more