workers’ Compensation Tag

On October 11, 2018, the Occupational Safety and Hazard Administration (OSHA) released an updated Memorandum to clarify its position on whether employee drug screening and safety incentive programs are permissible.  In May 2016, OSHA published a final rule that prohibited employers from retaliating against their...

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           On October 1, 2015, all entities covered by the HIPAA privacy law, including health care providers and their business associates that regularly receive health information, are required to begin using a new set of diagnostic codes known as ICD-10.  ICD...

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Many business owners believe that because they consider a worker to be an independent contractor, they do not have to provide workers’ compensation coverage for them. Surprisingly, this may not be the case where an independent contractor who is injured at your job site files a...

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Employers may be familiar with the idea that terminating an employee because they file a Workers’ Compensation claim puts the employer at risk for Retaliatory Discharge claims under Ohio law.  However, there are instances where the employee has actually violated written policy, either prior to...

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