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  • Ohio Industrial Commission Suspends Independent Medical Examinations

    On March 18, 2020, the Ohio Industrial Commission announced on it Facebook page that it has cancelled all PTD independent medical examinations until Friday, May 1, 2020 in response to state recommendations to mitigate the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19.  In addition, future examinations will not be scheduled at this time.  Because the Commission’s IME is an essential part of the PTD process under Ohio Admin.

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  • Congress Passed Sweeping Legislation in Response to Coronavirus

    By: Elizabeth Bolduc, Esq.
    Yesterday, President Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act into law.

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  • Coronavirus Employer Series by Bugbee & Conkle

    Bugbee & Conkle attorneys will be providing short practical webinars on burning questions from employers during this unprecedented pandemic.
    TODAY at 4pm – Rob Solt, III will be talking about the telephone hearing process which begins tomorrow for workers compensation claims .
    TOMORROW at 4pm – What are courts doing in light of coronavirus? Rob Solt, IV answers your court questions.

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  • What Employers Should Do to Prepare for Coronavirus

    By: Carl Habekost, Esq.
    The Coronavirus is from a family of viruses that cause illness in people with symptoms of respiratory distress, fever, cough, and shortness of breath.  Symptoms begin between 2-14 days after exposure.  The virus spreads mainly from person-to-person contact.

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  • Ohio Industrial Commission Limits Workers’ Compensation Hearings

    The Ohio Industrial Commission announced yesterday that all workers’ compensation hearings will be suspended from Monday, March 16 to Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
    On Wednesday, March 18, the Commission will begin conducting hearings by telephone for the following issues: permanent total disability (PTD), temporary total disability (TTD) or the termination of temporary total disability, wage loss, allowance and additional allowance.

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  • DOL Releases Additional Guidance on Families First Coronavirus Response ActRead more


  • Coronavirus Employer Webinar Series by Bugbee & ConkleRead more

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