You No Longer Just Should Run FMLA Leave Concurrently with Temporary Total Disability-Now You Have To

Or, should I say, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, if you don't you might find yourself in hot water.  According to an opinion letter the Department of Labor issued last month, employers must designate FMLA eligible time as such, even if the employee would prefer to use sick leave or some other type … Continue reading You No Longer Just Should Run FMLA Leave Concurrently with Temporary Total Disability-Now You Have To

You Can’t Get Back on Temporary Total Disability By Mowing the Grass and Picking Up Trash in Your Yard, Says the Ohio Supreme Court

A case decided on April 9, 2019 by the Ohio Supreme Court dealt with an injured worker who retired; claimed that she re-entered the workforce by "working" on her farm; had surgery; and then requested temporary total disability ("TTD") compensation.  Before we get into the specifics of the case, let's do a brief rundown of … Continue reading You Can’t Get Back on Temporary Total Disability By Mowing the Grass and Picking Up Trash in Your Yard, Says the Ohio Supreme Court

“If you quit your job, you can forget about Temporary Total Disability Compensation no matter what” says the Ohio Supreme Court

Having been recently reminded that sometimes this blog is a bit too “lawyerly” (read boring??), I am going to try and make this case update as exciting as possible. In this case, it will be relatively easy.  For starters, the Ohio Supreme Court just reversed itself.  More importantly, for those of us who represent employers, … Continue reading “If you quit your job, you can forget about Temporary Total Disability Compensation no matter what” says the Ohio Supreme Court

How Can Nurses Certify Temporary Total Disability Compensation????

First off, that title might be a bit misleading. I’m just trying to liven up an extremely dry subject area, so cut me some slack please.  Not all nurses can certify temporary total disability compensation.  However, according to Industrial Commission Policy Memo D8, updated effective July 30, 2018, during the first six weeks following an … Continue reading How Can Nurses Certify Temporary Total Disability Compensation????