Sweeping changes to the Ohio Workers’ Compensation Act were made when Am. Sub. H.B. 81 was signed into law by Governor Mike DeWine on June 16, 2020. Most provisions become effective 90 days from the signing date. Measures included in the law address temporary total compensation, safety violations, state fund settlements, and court appeals. Of particular importance to self-insured employers is the change to the time limitations for claim closure. All employers should be aware of the new statutory language that precludes payment of temporary and permanent total compensation where the economic loss is the direct result of reasons unrelated to the injury. Contact your Vorys lawyer if you have questions about these changes or other aspects of Ohio’s workers’ compensation system. MORE.