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Are Ohio workers’ compensation laws changing?

USA - August 20 2019 As we reported in June, the Ohio legislature attempted to make substantial changes to workers’ compensation laws as part of the overall budget…

Applicants may be required to declare citizenship status when filing for Ohio workers’ compensation benefits

USA - June 26 2019 The Ohio House of Representatives passed a two year $645 million Workers’ Compensation budget on June 5, 2019. As part of the budget bill, a…

Employer’s good faith offer to reinstate employee as part of settlement negotiations in exchange for dismissing a lawsuit is not considered retaliation

USA - March 5 2019 In a recent case, Bresler v. Rock, 2018-Ohio-5138, an employee incongruously argued that an employer’s offer to reinstate his employment in exchange…

Voluntary abandonment doctrine strengthened by Ohio Supreme Court

USA - October 2 2018 On Sept. 27, 2018,the Ohio Supreme Court took the unusual step of overturning two prior decisions in an attempt to clarify a confusing aspect of…

Sixth Circuit holds that employer was not required to extend lunch breaks for exercise as Reasonable Accommodation

USA - August 21 2018 Many people exercise daily, and for Shannan McDonald, her exercise was prescribed by her physician for her genetic disorder. McDonald, employed as a…