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Toledo Legal News - News BWC offering $2 million in trenching safety grants

 

The Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) announced a new $2 million safety grant program recently to assist employers in purchasing equipment to protect their workers while working in trenching and excavating situations.

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ABA creates task force to help Americans cope with pandemic

In response to the growing legal needs of ordinary Americans arising from the coronavirus pandemic, the American Bar Association has created a nationwide task force of volunteer lawyers and judges from across the legal profession.

Date Published: March 31, 2020

AG Yost issues statement regarding Ohio Board of Pharmacy chloroquine rule

On March 22, the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy held an emergency Sunday session to issue a rule prohibiting pharmacists from dispensing chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19 unless a person has tested positive for the virus or is otherwise approved by the pharmacy board’s executive director.

Date Published: March 31, 2020

COVID-19 (coronavirus) and your job

With new COVID-19 cases diagnosed daily, you should know how this new coronavirus could impact your workplace. From travel policies to being sent home if you are sick, here are the basics of labor and employment law relating to the new coronavirus.

Date Published: March 31, 2020

ODNR closing additional facilities

In response to the developing public health situation with COVID-19 and the Ohio Department of Health’s (ODH) Stay at Home Order, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) will be closing campgrounds, cabins, golf courses, restrooms, shower houses, playgrounds, and state park marinas at all ODNR properties to protect the health of both visitors and staff.

Date Published: March 30, 2020

Web portal connects lawyers to those in need during pandemic

The American Bar Association web program ABA Free Legal Answers, which surpassed 100,000 inquiries earlier this month, is available to handle coronavirus-related housing, unemployment and other civil legal questions for income-eligible users.

Date Published: March 30, 2020

Ohio man sentenced to life for child rape

Prosecuting Attorney Mat Heck, Jr. announced today that TYLER ULM, 25, of Dayton, was sentenced to a total of 50 years‐to‐life in prison after being convicted of rape and gross sexual imposition.

Date Published: March 27, 2020

Health center, patient clash over need to pursue sexual assault claim against doctor before suing hospital

The Ohio Supreme Court on Tuesday, March 10th, heard three oral arguments, including one including one based upon conflicting interpretations of a single sentence in a 1998 Ohio Supreme Court ruling which have brought employer groups and personal-injury victim advocates back to the state’s highest court to determine if a person harmed by an employee must first pursue civil or criminal charges against the employee before being allowed to sue the employer for negligent hiring and supervision.

Date Published: March 26, 2020

Technology is changing paralegals’ job responsibilities

A greater presence of technologies in law offices, such as workflow automation and artificial intelligence, has not lessened the need for paralegals, according to according to Jessica Lank of Robert Half Legal in Columbus.

Date Published: March 26, 2020

ODJFS implements emergency child care measures during pandemic

Ohio Department of Job and Family Services (ODJFS) Director Kim Hall has announced emergency action to provide child care to families where parents work in the health, safety, and essential service fields during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The agency will issue temporary pandemic child care licenses to ensure communities have access to child care.

Date Published: March 25, 2020

Ohio Department of Insurance saved Ohioans $33 million in 2019

The Ohio Department of Insurance announced recently that the department’s consumer services helped save $33 million in 2019. The savings are a result of the department resolving coverage disputes, outlining suitable coverage options, and identifying financial assistance programs for Ohioans.

Date Published: March 25, 2020