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Wentz, LLP

 

Bordas & Bordas, PLLC

 

Crandall & Pera Law

 

Elk & Elk

 

Geiser, Bowman & McLafferty, LLC

 

The Gervelis Law Firm

 

Kisling Nestico & Redick

 

Kitrick, Lewis & Harris Co.,. LPA

 

Landskroner Grieco Merriman, LLC

 

Leizerman & Associates, LLC

 

Lamkin, Van Eman, Trimble & Dougherty, LLC

 

Meyer Wilson Co., LPA

 

Murray & Murray Co., LPA

 

Nurenberg, Paris, Heller & McCarthy Co., LPA

 

O'Connor Acciani & Levy, LPA

 

Rittgers & Rittgers

 

Rourke & Blumenthal

 

Slater & Zurz, LLP

 

Robert J. Wagoner, Co., LLC

 

Tzangas Plakas Mannos Ltd.

 

Young and McCarthy LLP

 


 

                       

 
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MARCH 14, 2019

Independent contractor truck drivers
OAJ is working to remove or amend from the House-passed transportation budget bill a section that defines independent contractor truck drivers.  The definition is added to Ohio wage and hour law, workers’ comp law, and unemployment comp law.  OAJ has alerted the Teamsters and the AFL-CIO to assist.

Click here to link to HB 62 – transportation budget bill

Scroll to line 1990 and line 2594 for wage and hour law, to line 2594 for workers’ comp law, and to line 2917 for unemployment comp law

Car sharing insurance
OAJ is working to remove a new regulation and insurance requirement for car sharing services from the House-passed transportation budget bill.  Car sharing arrangements are like Airbnb for personal autos.  OAJ needs time to analyze this and identify problems. 

Car sharing section begins on line 1827 in HB 62

First responder immunity
Rick Topper testified for OAJ in support of legislation that eliminates sovereign immunity for municipal employee’s negligent operation of a motor vehicle.  Rick explained how the bill would help protect Ohioans from uncompensated damage caused by a first responder’s negligent operation of a motor vehicle. The bill is pending in the House Civil Justice Committee.

Click here to link to HB 27

Click here to download Rick Topper’s testimony

Improving BWC website
After seeking input from membership, OAJ Section Chair Chelsea Fulton Rubin submitted suggestions to BWC Administrator/CEO Stephanie McCloud on how to improve the Bureau’s website and make it more user-friendly for injured worker representatives. 

Rename BWC?
In a letter to Bureau employees, Administrator McCloud announced that an internal working group is exploring a name change for the BWC.  “Our name change doesn’t adequately reflect who we are, what we do or what we want to become,” she explained.

OAJ has strong concerns, starting with the cost of such a conversion and then how a new name might misrepresent the Bureau’s mission, which is to compensate injured workers.

Click here to download BWC name change memo

You don't want to miss this year's Annual Convention!
This year's Annual Convention is May 1st-3rd and is one you won't want to miss! We have a great lineup of speakers, informative CLE topics, and a new event on Thursday night. Click here to learn what the new event is and to register. 

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