August 2014

Tips We Hope You'll Never Need: When You Must Contact IOSHA

August 27, 2014 by Ryan McCabe Poor, Partner
There are certain situations which require an employer to notify IOSHA. The basic rule is: Within eight hours after the death of any employee from a work-related incident or the in-patient or hospitalization of three or more employees as a result of a work-related incident, you must orally report the fatality/multiple hospitalization by telephone or in person to IOSHA.

Ice Miller's Chicago Office Answers the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

August 27, 2014
Ice Miller Columbus accepts the ALS Ice bucket challenge and challenges former Ice Miller law clerk Chief Justice Roberts to do the same!

Ice Miller: Build a Better Workplace

August 27, 2014
Wouldn't it be nice if the law always made sense? Sometimes it does... but sometimes it doesn't. Because it doesn't always make sense, we are here to help!  

Employers: Expect the Unexpected When an Inspector Arrives

August 26, 2014 by Michael H. Boldt, Felix C. Wade,
Employers must always be prepared for the arrival of a compliance officer by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). Your company may be chosen for inspection for one of several reasons. 

How Does Indiana's Worker's Compensation Statute Define Benefits?

August 22, 2014 by Ann H. Stewart, Senior Counsel
Indiana requires all employers to either carry worker’s compensation insurance through private insurance companies, or qualify with the Worker’s Compensation Board for self-insured status.

Inferred Intent? What Ohio Employers Need to Know

August 21, 2014 by Paul L. Bittner, Partner
Ohio law generally protects injured employees through workers’ compensation claims filed with the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation and adjudicated by the Industrial Commission of Ohio. In some workers’ compensation claims, an injured worker can also seek intentional tort damages.

GMO Law Faces First Amendment Challenge

August 20, 2014
A few months ago in this blog we discussed Vermont’s law requiring foods containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to be labeled as such (Vermont Becomes the First State to Enact a GMO Label Law).

Is It a Sign? Posting Requirements for Illinois Employers

August 20, 2014 by , Partner
Illinois law requires that the following posters be posted in a conspicuous place in the workplace. Employees should be able to see the posters as they come and go from work. If the work site is particularly large, employers should consider posting the notices in several locations, including break rooms and/or bulletin boards where other employment-related information is posted.

Chris Magill Featured in Business First as one of 20 People to Know in Government

August 19, 2014
Magill, the Economic Development Director at Ice Miller, is featured in the August 15th issue of the business journal.  

The Mission of The Commonwealth Fund

August 12, 2014 by , Director of Public Affairs
The mission of The Commonwealth Fund is to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for society's most vulnerable, including people with low-incomes, the uninsured, minority Americans, young children, people with disabilities and the elderly.

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