Comp Connection Vol. 16 No. 5


The Hearing Officer Manual is Now “Adjudications Before the Ohio Industrial Commission”


As previously reported, on August 15, 2016 the Industrial Commission’s former Hearing Officer Manual was revised and renamed “Adjudications Before the Ohio Industrial Commission”.  Read about the changes found in the Adjudications Before the OIC here.


Ohio Supreme Court Affirms Fraud and Overpayment Findings in Business Owner Case

In State ex rel. Perez v. Industrial Commission, 2016-Ohio-5084 (Ohio, July 26, 2016), the Supreme Court of Ohio found a business owner receiving temporary total disability compensation (TTD) guilty of workers’ compensation fraud and TTD overpayment. Read more about the Supreme Court’s findings here.




Ohio Medical Marijuana Law and Workers’ Compensation Statutes


Ohio’s medical marijuana law became effective September 8, 2016.  As a practical matter, employers should be able to continue with drug policies in the same manner they did before the law became effective.  Read more about Ohio’s new medical marijuana law’s effect on workers’ compensation here.



Ashley Lindsley

Ashley Lindsley recently joined the workers’ compensation litigation team at Bugbee & Conkle and is proud to be a part of the downtown Toledo culture again. Read more about our newest employee here.

October 18

Sterling Education Workers’ Compensation Law & Practice Seminar
Learn more about this extensive workers’ compensation seminar taking place in Toledo. 5.75 SHRM PDC credits

October 20

Coming Soon to an HR Department Near You!
Register for our free Annual Labor & Employment Law Seminar now before it’s too late! 3.25 HRCI & SHRM PDC credits

November 3

Toledo Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Seminar
Carl Habekost, Esq. discusses common issues between OSHA and Workers’ Compensation at the Toledo Bar Assoc.

November 9

Safety Leadership in the 21st Century Workshop
Join safety experts Carl Habekost, Esq. & Donald Elswick, along with Dr. Donato Borrillo for a unique workshop on safety, legal, and medical issues.

November 17

NWOSIA Annual Medical/Legal Seminar
Greg Denny, Esq. and Mark Barnes, Esq. discuss workers’ compensation issues beyond the Industrial Commission at the NWOSIA Annual Medical/Legal Seminar.

If you have any questions concerning any of the topics
in this issue of Comp Connection, please contact a member of our
Workers’ Compensation practice group at (419) 244-6788.

COMP CONNECTION is not intended to provide legal advice, but is intended as a service to the clients of Bugbee & Conkle, LLP and to alert them to recent developments affecting the employment relationship, with a particular emphasis on the perspective of the employer.


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