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  • Ohio Supreme Court Clarifies the Continuing Jurisdiction of the Commission

    R.C. 4123.52 provides the Industrial Commission has continuing jurisdiction to modify or change its former orders. Ohio courts have held the continuing jurisdiction of the Commission is limited to five circumstances:

    new and changed circumstances,
    clear mistake of fact,
    clear mistake of law, or
    error by an inferior tribunal.

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  • Court of Appeals Finds Claimant Found Guilty of Assaulting Employer Entitled to TTD Compensation

    Recently, the 10th District Court of Appeals posed the following rhetorical question to itself: “Can you be accused of assaulting your boss, get fired, be convicted (by plea, no less) of the assault, be at least preliminarily barred by court order from even setting foot in that workplace, and then still gain subsequent temporary disability status under Workers’ Compensation in connection with your (former) job?” Upon reviewing an extensive record and impassioned arguments from the empl

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  • Industrial Commission Special Meeting Scheduled to Discuss Workers’ Compensation Docket Expansion

    A Special Meeting of the members of the Ohio Industrial Commission will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at 10:00 am.  The purpose of this Special Meeting is limited to the following: Adding hearing topics to the currently allowed, limited docket in concurrence and compliance with the current State of Emergency as declared by Governor Mike DeWine.
    The meeting will be held via conference call as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus.

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  • Ohio Issues Urgent Health Advisory, Rescinds Parts of Stay Safe Ohio Order

    On May 20, 2020, the Ohio Department of Health issued an urgent health advisory, “Ohioans Protecting Ohioans” recommending Ohioans continue to stay home as much as possible.

    The Mandates limiting large groups and requiring safe business conditions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in Ohio remain in place.

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  • HEROES Act

    The House of Representatives passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or HEROES Act on May 15, 2020. The Senate is not expected to vote until after Memorial Day and many Senate Republicans have already expressed disapproval of the bill.

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