November 8, 2012

Co-Employment Situations Can Create Unforeseen Workers’ Compensation Liability

It is not uncommon to find situations where one company will lease or utilize the services of the employee of another company or governmental agency for […]
November 8, 2012

Charles Smith Named Among “The Best Lawyers in America” for 2013

We are pleased to announce that Charles D. Smith has been selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for 2013 for his work in the practice […]
October 19, 2012

A Sexual Harassment Hostile Work Environment Claim Does Not Require Evidence of Sexual Advances or Incidents with Clear Sexual Motivation

The Tenth District Court of Appeals has again confirmed that when evaluating claims of sexual harassment based upon allegations of a hostile work environment, the conduct […]
October 19, 2012

Ohio Supreme Court Holds that Employees’ Noncompete Agreements Transfer to Surviving Company after Merger

On October 11, 2012, the Ohio Supreme Court issued a reconsideration of its previous decision concerning employee noncompete agreements after merger.  Acordia of Ohio v. Fishel, 2012-Ohio-4648.  […]
October 4, 2012

Workers’ Compensation Claim is Not Compensable for Merely Pain Without Diagnosis of an Underlying Injury or Illness

n a unanimous decision, the Tenth District Court of Appeals again affirmed the current law in Ohio that symptoms alone, like pain, can not be recognized […]
September 11, 2012

Court of Appeals Finds Injury Sustained in Hotel Room Paid for by Employer Not Compensable Under Workers’ Compensation

On September 4, 2012, the Third District Court of Appeals found in favor of the employer and reversed an Industrial Commission decision allowing a workers’ compensation […]
August 17, 2012

Ohio’s Ban on Texting While Driving Going into Effect on August 30, 2012

On June 1, 2012, Governor John Kasich signed a bill making Ohio the 39th state to prohibit texting while driving. The law, which is set to go […]
August 17, 2012

BWC Revises Forms Needed for Temporary Total Disability Benefits

On July 6, 2012, the Administrator for the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) announced that new versions of the MEDCO-14 and the C-84 had been completed and […]
August 3, 2012

Ohio Supreme Court Confirms that Voluntary Abandonment/Retirement from the Labor Force Precludes Award of Future Temporary Total Disability Benefits

Temporary total disability benefits were designed to compensate an injured worker for the loss of earnings which he or she incurs while a workplace injury heals.  […]