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Legislation Makes Important Workers' Compensation Changes

USA - September 20 2017 On June 30, Governor Kasich signed Sub. H.B. 27, the BWC Budget Bill. As its title suggests, the legislation approved funding for the Ohio Bureau of…

Labor and Employment Alert: Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Does Not Require a Workplace Injury Under Ohio Law

USA - August 2 2016 Ohio Workers' Compensation law prohibits employers from retaliating against employees who seek workers' compensation benefits. Ohio Revised Code 4123…

Andrew M. Kaplan, Bradley K. Sinnott, David A. Campbell, Kenneth A. Stump, Margaret Dodane Everett.

Labor and Employment Alert: OSHA Amends Recordkeeping Rules with Hidden Surprises for Employers

USA - July 25 2016 On May 12, 2016, the federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) amended its recordkeeping rules. While the amendment did not…

Michael C. Griffaton.

Significant increases ahead in OSHA’s civil penalties

USA - November 12 2015 The federal bipartisan budget contained a little-noticed provision titled the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act Improvements Act. This…

Michael C. Griffaton.

OSHA’s final rule may prohibit safety incentive programs

USA - November 5 2015 In October 2015, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) announced that it will soon issue a final rule concerning safety incentive…

Michael C. Griffaton.