House Holds Hearing on Bill to Deny Workers’ Comp. Benefits for Illegal Aliens

After a similar measure failed to survive the budget bill earlier in the year, Reps. Bill Seitz (R-Cincinnati) and Larry Householder (R-Glenford) presented sponsor testimony on a new bill, House Bill 380, which would make illegal immigrants ineligible for workers’ compensation coverage in Ohio.

The idea, long debated in and around the Statehouse, had its first hearing in the House Insurance Committee this week.

OMA urged caution on the previous bill attempt to ensure that civil justice gains are not eroded by a new cause of action and that any changes must protect an employer from frivolous litigation. 11/2/2017