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Proof of Workplace Injury Not Required for Workers’ Compensation Retaliation Claim in Ohio

Proof of a workplace injury is not required to state a prima facie claim of retaliatory discharge under Ohio’s workers’ compensation statute, the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled, resolving a split among the Ohio Courts of Appeal. Onderko v. Sierra Lobo, Inc., Slip Opinion No. 2016-Ohio-5027 (July 21, 2016)

$1 Billion Workers' Comp Refund For Ohio Employers

On May 2, 2013 Gov. John Kasich proposed a workers’ compensation rebate for Ohio’s 210,000 public and private employers. The rebate could amount to as much as $1 billion. The announcement was made at a press conference at Homage, a small business in the Short North neighborhood of Columbus.

Court Rules That Ohio Bureau Of Workers' Compensation Overcharged Non-Group Rated Employers

After a long bench trial which began on August 20, 2012, Judge Richard McMonagle recently issued his decision in an important class-action lawsuit. The suit was brought on behalf of certain employers doing business in Ohio, and alleged that the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) charged excessive workers’ compensation premium rates to employers who were not able to participate in Ohio’s group rating program (referred to as “non-group rated”).

Ohio Workers' Compensation Class Action Notice: Should You Stay In Or Opt Out?

A class action lawsuit is currently pending in the Court of Common Pleas for Cuyahoga County, Ohio, on behalf of certain employers doing business in Ohio. The case alleges that the Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC) charged excessive workers' compensation premium rates to employers who were not able to participate in Ohio's group rating program (referred to as "non-group-rated").
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