How to Make Your Voluntary Abandonment Argument Stick

The Ohio Supreme Court has made it increasingly difficult to terminate temporary total disability compensation based upon voluntary abandonment of employment. Case in point, the recent decision in State ex rel. Cordell v. Pallet Cos., Inc.  In this post, I’m going to discuss how employers can still take advantage of the voluntary abandonment defense, and … Continue reading How to Make Your Voluntary Abandonment Argument Stick

Industrial Commission Guidance On Voluntary Abandonment Of Employment

The Industrial Commission of Ohio recently updated the guidance it gives hearing officers regarding the issue of voluntary abandonment of employment. Memo D5 breaks down the three situations in which Ohio courts have found that injured workers “voluntarily abandoned” their employment and were therefore not entitled to temporary total disability (“TTD”) compensation.  Industrial Commission Memo … Continue reading Industrial Commission Guidance On Voluntary Abandonment Of Employment