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Join Porter Wright’s Labor and Employment Group on Wednesday, May 13 as we share Fresh Ideas for Employers
Freshly Picked: A Review of Recent Employment Law Updates Tracey L. Turnbull, Porter Wright
As you look to make sure your policies and practices reflect recent developments, you will not want to miss this session. We will review recent significant judicial and administrative decisions addressing a variety of employment law issues. This review will highlight the best practices and instincts that will ensure you are complying with new laws and developments.
Straight Off the Vine: …
In State ex rel. Hildebrand v. Wingate Transp., Inc., the Ohio Supreme Court recently ruled that an employee who quit his job for reasons unrelated to his work injury was barred from receiving temporary total disability compensation.
Brian Hildebrand, a mechanic with Wingate Transport, Inc. injured his back on June 3, 2009. On June 8, 2009, he sought chiropractic treatment and was diagnosed with a left sacroiliac joint sprain/strain. After seeking treatment, he returned to work the following day with a note from the chiropractor restricting him to modified duties. Hildebrand spoke with the owner, Jeffrey Wingate, and confirmed …
In Hoyle v. DTJ Ents., Inc., the Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that provisions of an insurance policy do not require an insurance company to indemnify employers if they are found to have intentionally injured their employee.
On March 25, 2008, Duane Allen Hoyle, while working for DTJ Enterprises and Cavanaugh Building Corporation, fell approximately 14 feet from a ladder-jack scaffold, landed on concrete and suffered injuries. Hoyle sued his employers alleging claims of intentional tort, including an allegation that his supervisor would not permit him to use bolts and pins to secure the ladder jacks to the ladders. …