Ohio Revised Code (ORC) 4123.35
requires employers with one or more employees to obtain
workers' compensation coverage or be granted the
privilege of self-insurance for liabilities associated
with work-related accidents or occupational diseases.
Employers may not exclude employees from workers' compensation benefits
based on age, citizenship, gender, race or relationship.
employees receive pay from employers for services performed
when the relationship between the employer and employee is
created by a contract of hire - written, oral, expressed or
also requires independent contractors and subcontractors
to carry workers' compensation insurance for their employees.
Workers' compensation coverage is optional
for ministers, officers of family farm corporations,
and sole proprietors and partners.
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