• Carl Habekost Discusses Workplace Violence at the Lucas County Bar Association

    Attorney Carl Habekost has some shocking statistics regarding workplace violence. He shares the facts and the best legal and safety practices for dealing with these situations at a presentation to the Lucas County Bar Association on Monday, September 11th, exactly 16 years from the date hundreds of Americans lost their lives due to violence when they were working.

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  • Department Of Labor’s Overtime Rule Struck Down

    On Thursday, August 31st, Texas federal Judge Amos Mazzant struck down the Obama administration’s controversial rule which would have significantly increased the salary threshold and expanded overtime protections potentially to millions of workers previously considered overtime exempt under the FLSA.  Judge Mazzant granted summary judgment to more than 55 business groups saying the U.S.

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  • Court of Appeals Finds Substantial Aggravation a Question of Fact

    In Rowland v. Buerhrer, 2nd Dist. No. 27412, 2017-Ohio-7096, the claimant had an allowed claim from soft tissue neck and low back conditions, and later filed a motion to additionally allow substantial aggravation of left shoulder supraspinatous tendon tear.  The Commission disallowed the claim throughout the administrative proceedings, prompting the claimant to appeal to the trial court.

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  • New Workers’ Compensation Legislation

    On June 30, 2017, Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 27 into law, which law amends several provisions of the workers’ compensation law.  The law becomes effective on or about September 29, 2017.  Some of the highlights are below.  On September 6, 2017, attorneys Robert L. Solt, III and Gregory B. Denny will host a webinar discussing these amendments.  It is not too late to attend, so register here.

    Statute of Limitations (R. C. 4123.84).

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  • Industrial Commission Updates Adjudications Before the Industrial Commission Memos B2, C1, and M7

    In May, 2017, the Comp Connection reported on the Ohio Supreme Court’s decision in Clendendin v. Girl Scouts of Western Ohio, 2017-Ohio-2830, which found that Commission decisions regarding the return of a substantially aggravated condition to its pre-injury status is an extent of disability decision. Memo B2 has been updated to reflect the Supreme Court’s decision in Clendenin.

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Seminar Registration

Register for our October 6, 2017 Annual Labor & Employment Seminar here. A confirmation will be emailed to you separately.