Charles D. Smith & Associates

April 15, 2020

Ohio’s Stay at Home Order and Its Impact on Employers

In an effort to stay ahead of the Covid-19 pandemic and to diminish its impact on Ohio’s citizens and businesses, Amy Acton, Director of the Ohio […]
April 8, 2020

We Are Open to Serve You During this Difficult Time

As you are aware, the rapid spread of the Coronavirus, or COVID-19, has had an unprecedented impact on the national and state economies. All levels of […]
April 8, 2020

Ohio’s House Bill 197 Tolling Statutes of Limitations has Impact on Workers’ Compensation Process

As part of the state’s efforts to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, on March 27, 2020, Governor DeWine signed H.B. 197 into law. The legislation attempts […]
December 31, 2019

NEW YEAR REMINDER: Department of Labor’s new guidelines for overtime exemptions go into effect on January 1, 2020

The long-debated updated guidelines from the Department of Labor go into effect on January 1, 2020. Employers should have already evaluated salaried employees to see if […]
October 8, 2019

Ohio Supreme Court Addresses Burden to Establish Partial Loss of Sight in Workers’ Compensation Claim

In a recent decision, the Ohio Supreme Court confirmed that expert medical evidence is required to support an application for an award under ORC 4123.57(B) for […]
April 17, 2019

Ohio Supreme Court Rules that Industrial Commission May Require Second Medical Examination of PTD Applicant

The Ohio Supreme Court was recently faced with the question of whether the Industrial Commission can require a claimant to submit to a second medical examination […]
July 13, 2018

Understanding the Financial Risks in Employment Discrimination Disputes

In employment disputes involving claims of disability discrimination and/or race or age discrimination, emotions are almost always involved. Both sides of the dispute must deal with […]
June 19, 2018

Social Security Findings Can Impact Application of Voluntary Abandonment Defense

The details are crucial when attempting to use the defense of voluntary abandonment of the work force to defeat requests for permanent total disability (PTD) or […]
September 22, 2017

Ohio Supreme Court Addresses Receipt of Permanent Partial Disability After Finding of Permanent Total Disability

The Ohio Supreme Court was faced with an appellate court decision upholding the Industrial Commission’s award of permanent partial disability to a claimant who had previously […]