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Employers Beware:  Take-Home COVID Cases are on the Rise (US)

You’ve just been informed that an employee who apparently contracted COVID-19 from an exposure in your workplace brought the virus home, and now his spouse, who is in a high-risk category, has contracted the virus and is in the hospital.  Do you as the employer face potential liability for the spouse’s illness? More than two … Continue Reading

Workers’ Compensation Retaliation: Ohio Recognizes Exception To The 90 Day Notice Requirement

Under Ohio Revised Code §4123.90, a former employee must provide written notice of a potential workers’ compensation retaliation claim against his former employer within 90 days of the discharge.  However, a recent decision by the Ohio Supreme Court, Lawrence v. Youngstown [pdf], provides a narrow exception to this rule and allows former employees to provide … Continue Reading

The Benefits of Telecommuting Are Not Without Concern

A growing trend among employers today includes requests for non-traditional work arrangements.  One of those being “telecommuting”, where employees are permitted to work from remote sites, including home; using mobile telecommunications technology.  In fact, studies show that as many as 30 million Americans work from home at least one day per week.  Gas prices and … Continue Reading