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  • When Will the Ohio Industrial Commission Resume In Person Hearings?

    By: Mark Barnes
    mbarnes@nullbugbeelawyers.com
    In the last 30 days, the CDC changed its mask guidance and pronounced that fully vaccinated individuals no longer need to wear masks.  On June 2, 2021, the Ohio Department of Health’s COVID-19 order will expire, which means individuals and business will no longer be required to have social distancing and mask protocols.

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  • Sixth District Finds Trial Court Wrongly Denied Judgment to Employer in Intentional Tort Case

    By: Mark Barnes
    mbarnes@nullbugbeelawyers.com
    Under R.C. 4123.74, the benefits provided by Ohio’s workers’ compensation law are an employee’s exclusive remedy for injuries sustained in the course of and arising out of employment.

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  • Ohio Workers’ Compensation Trials Likely to Resume in 2021

    By: Mark Barnes
    mbarnes@nullbugbeelawyers.com
    Under R.C. 4123.512, employers and claimants alike may appeal orders of the Industrial Commission regarding the allowance of a claim or condition to the common pleas courts.  Once the court has jurisdiction over the case, the case proceeds like any other civil litigation.

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  • Is the Ohio Industrial Commission Planning to Resume In-Person Hearings?

    By: Mark Barnes
    mbarnes@nullbugbeelawyers.com
    Since the Spring of 2020, the Industrial Commission has conducted hearings by telephone in light of the continuing health pandemic caused by the spread of COVID-19.  The Commission has yet to release any public statement about the resumption of in-person hearings.

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  • Proposed Workers’ Compensation Coronavirus/COVID Legislation Stalled in Committee

    By: Mark Barnes
    mbarnes@nullbugbeelawyers.com
    Shortly after the inception of the pandemic, Ohio state lawmakers got to work proposing legislation to cover coronavirus in the workplace.  House Bills 571, 573, 605, 633, 667, and 668 propose amendments to the occupational disease provision of the workers’ compensation statute (4123.

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