News & Events

  • Court Rules in Favor of OSHA’s Multi-Employer Citation Policy

    On November 26, 2018, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in Acosta v Hensel Phelps Construction Co. ruled that the “Secretary of Labor has the authority under the Occupational Safety and Health Act to issue citations to controlling employers at multi-employer worksites for violations of the act’s standards”.

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  • First Medical Marijuana Dispensaries Open in Ohio & Other Ohio MMCP Updates

    Today, four dispensaries began selling medical marijuana for the first time in Ohio under the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program (MMCP). Two of the dispensaries are in the southeast Ohio community of Wintersville, outside Steubenville, and the other two dispensaries are in Sandusky and Canton. A fifth dispensary outside of Cleveland in the city of Wickliffe is expected to open later this week.

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  • Attorney Mark Barnes Joins UT’s Launch Into Law as Mentor

    Attorney Mark Barnes is participating in the University of Toledo College of Law’s new diversity pipeline program, Launch Into Law, joining a professional mentor panel this week to speak about his career path and the doors that are opened by getting a law degree.  ‘Launch into Law’ is an immersive, 5-day experience at Toledo Law designed to prepare students from traditionally underrepresented groups for the law school application process.

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  • It’s That Time Of Year Again…Time To Fill Out OSHA 300 Forms

    Many employers with more than 10 employees are required to keep a record of serious work-related injuries and illnesses.  Since we often receive questions regarding which injuries and illnesses are recordable and which are not, attorney Carl Habekost is joined by safety professionals, Donald Elswick from Elsmart Associates and Denise Honsberger from The Rudolph Libbe Group, for a discussion on OSHA recordables. Listen to the podcast here.

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  • Holistic Approach to Combat Harassment in the Workplace

    A year following the inception of the #MeToo movement, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) held a public meeting on October 31, 2018, entitled Revamping Workplace Culture to Prevent Harassment. During this meeting, the Commission heard from 7 panelists who testified about how each of their respective organization are tackling harassment in the workplace through preventive measures, innovative training approaches, awareness campaigns, and leadership accountability.

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  • OSHA Rescinds Electronic Recording Requirements for Forms 300 & 301Read more


  • Labor, Employment, and Workers’ Compensation 2019 Seminar ScheduleRead more

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