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Navigating the Complex World of Workers’ Compensation

Bonnie Fraser http://actucomp-ohio.com/

After just a few minutes talking with Bonnie Fraser of ActuComp Ohio, it’s clear that she could tell stories for days. Stories about injured employees illegally working a second job. Stories about employers committing fraud. And stories about workers’ compensation audits that result in refunds of $23,000.
It’s also clear that workers’ compensation is a business necessity that can make or break a company. Injury claims impact premium rates for five years.

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Conflict Resolution in the Workplace

Jennifer Corso, Owner, The Law Office of Jennifer A. Corso, LLC www.jennifercorso.com and of counsel with Petronzio Schneier Co., LPA www.ps-law.com www.jennifercorso.com & www.ps-law.com

When it comes to methods to solve employee disputes, many companies rely on informal “open door” policies. While informal methods can be effective in resolving workplace complaints, businesses are best served by having specific conflict resolution and complaint procedures in writing.

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Identifying Fraudulent Workers Compensation Claims

Jennifer Corso, Owner, The Law Office of Jennifer A. Corso, LLC www.jennifercorso.com and of counsel with Petronzio Schneier Co., LPA www.ps-law.com www.jennifercorso.com & www.ps-law.com

Ohio employers are required by law to participate in Ohio’s workers’ compensation insurance program through the Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (BWC). Employers can take steps to keep their workers’ comp premiums in check through comprehensive safety programs, effective job training and safety awareness. However, even with these programs in effect, it is still possible to have a fraudulent workers’ comp claim filed, which could have a serious effect on a company’s premium.


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