November 30, 2021

OSHA Emergency Temporary Standard for COVID-19 Delayed

The week of November 15th, OSHA announced it was suspending implementation and enforcement of its new vaccine or test emergency temporary standards (ETS). They gave no […]
September 15, 2021

Overwhelmed and Confused: Employers React to President Biden’s COVID-19 Action Plan

On September 9, 2021, President Biden released a general description of the COVID-19 action plan he wants to implement in this country’s battle against COVID-19 and […]
June 11, 2021

Return to In-Person Workers’ Compensation Hearings

The Ohio Industrial Commission has just announced that in-person hearings are scheduled to resume on July 6, 2021. During the pandemic, hearings were conducted telephonically and […]
December 4, 2020

Quarantine and Return to Work Timelines for COVID-19: The New 7/10 Day Rules

On December 2, 2020, the CDC updated its guidelines for employers to help them determine when an employee must quarantine, if they have had contact with […]
June 15, 2020

BREAKING: Supreme Court of the United States Bans Employment Discrimination Based on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity

In a landmark 6 to 3 vote, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled that employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender […]
May 15, 2020

Defending a COVID-19 Workers’ Compensation Claim

With the total number of COVID-19 cases in Ohio continuing to increase every day, along with the number of deaths and extended hospitalizations, there is no […]
May 8, 2020

Employees Who Quit or Refuse to Return to Work Because of COVID-19 May Lose Unemployment Compensation

With the reopening of Ohio’s economy under the new restart plan, employers and business groups are raising concerns over the impact of continued unemployment compensation benefits […]
May 4, 2020

Ohio’s Responsible Restart Plan

On April 27, 2020, Governor DeWine announced Ohio’s initial plan for restarting the economy beyond the limited activities allowed under the Department of Health’s stay at […]
April 30, 2020

Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Announces 1.6 Billion Dollar Premium Rebate: Will This Really Help?

On April 10, 2020, the Administrator for the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Stephanie B. McCloud, announced that the governing board for the Bureau had unanimously […]