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Labor and Employment: Ohio House Bill 487 impacts workers’ compensation

On June 11, 2012, Ohio House Bill 487 was signed into law (with a number of line item vetoes) by Governor Kasich. As it pertains to workers’ compensation, the bill made four noteworthy changes:

  1. The bill requires the Administrator of the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC) to make the rules which govern the operating procedures of the BWC and the Industrial Commission of Ohio available electronically. The bill also provides that the Administrator of the BWC must make the BWC’s classifications, rates, rules, and the rules of procedure available electronically upon request. These changes essentially eliminated the paper-form of these publications that are presently required by the BWC. (Ohio Revised Code Sections 4123.20, 4121.30, and the repeal of 4121.18).
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