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Facebook password privacy laws take effect in six states in 2013

USA - January 3 2013 Facebook remains a murky area for employers and employees alike, as both try to understand the shifting boundaries regarding freedom of speech and...

Ohio court rules that Bureau of Workers' Compensation overcharged thousands of small employers for premiums

USA - January 2 2013 A Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court judge ruled on Friday, December 28, 2012, that the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation ("BWC" or "Bureau") overcharged thousands of Ohio employers that did not qualify for membership in group rating programs from 2001 to 2008 for workers' compensation premiums during those years...

Eric G. Bruestle, Douglas E. Spiker, Douglas M. Kennedy, Robert E. Blackham, Timothy J. Webster.

National Labor Relations Board issues first decisions regarding employer social media policies

USA - October 24 2012 The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently issued its first decisions involving employer social media policies, rulings that will set precedent for future cases....

Supreme Court of Ohio rules that evidence must show a claimant to have actual knowledge that unpaid activities constituted work in order for a finding of fraud to apply

USA - July 2 2012 On June 19, 2012, the Supreme Court of Ohio affirmed an appeals court decision that a claimant's unpaid activities precluded temporary total disability (TTD) since they constituted work by directly generating income that was consistent and ongoing....

Professional athletes and workers’ compensation claims

USA - June 11 2012 Although they are not conventional employees, professional athletes do sustain on-the-job injuries and are, therefore, eligible to file for workers’ compensation benefits....