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Ohio Makes Significant Changes To Workers' Compensation Laws

Ohio Governor John Kasich recently signed House Bill 27 into law, starting the clock running on several significant changes to Ohio’s Workers’ Compensation statutes. The amendments are effective September 29, 2017....more

Ohio House Of Representatives Passes Bill Removing Workers' Compensation Benefits For Unauthorized Aliens; Reduces Time To File...

The House of Representatives passed House Bill 27 (HB 27) to provide for a $566.5 million workers’ compensation budget over the next two years....more

Ohio Governor Kasich Signs into Law Presumption for Cancer Incurred During Work Activities

On January 4, 2017, Governor John Kasich signed the Michael Louis Palumbo, Jr., Act (The Act) into law, which provides a rebuttable presumption that a firefighter who is disabled due to certain cancers, contracted the same,...more

Ohio Supreme Court Rules Concurrent Benefit Awards Not Authorized by Law

Yesterday, in a 5-2 opinion, the Ohio Supreme Court ruled that the Ohio Industrial Commission had abused its discretion when it awarded concurrent benefits to an injured worker (State ex rel. Ohio Presbyterian Retirement...more

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