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Employment Law Compliance: Disciplining or Terminating a Workers' Compensation Claimant

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:00:10 America/Chicago

November 29, 2017

General Background of the Workers' Compensation System



Considerations Arising From Workers' Compensation Statutes

• What Are the Different Types of Anti-Retaliation Provisions?

• Consistency Is the Key

• How to Handle the Employee With Light Duty Restrictions

• The Role of the Insurance Company

• Documenting Performance Problems

• How to Handle a Retaliation Claim



Other Federal Statutes With Potential Impact on Employees With Medical Conditions

• Family Medical Leave Act

• Americans With Disabilities Act






Keys to Avoiding OSHA Citations And Liabilities

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:00:05 America/Chicago

December 12, 2017

Overview of the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act



Hazard Identification and Mitigation (Hierarchy of Controls)



Drug Testing, Discipline and Incentive Plans Under the New Injury and Illness Reporting Rule



Preparing for and Surviving Your Next Inspection



Thriving Despite Citations



Best Practices of the Best Employers






Slips, Trips, and Falls: OSHA's New Rules

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:00:28 America/Chicago

January 16, 2018

Overview of OSHA's Revised Walking-Working Surfaces and Fall Protection Rules for General Industry

• Types of Common Injuries and Why They Occur

• Final Rule Provisions and Implementation Timeline

• General Requirements



Specific Requirements of the Revised Standards

• Ladders

• Step Bolts and Manhole Steps

• Stairways

• Dockboards

• Scaffolds and Rope Descent Systems

• Hoists and Holes

• Rolling Stock and Motor Vehicles

• Nonconstruction Work on Roofs, Commercial and Residential



Employee Training Requirements



Changes in Personal Fall Protection System Requirements

• Duty to Have Fall Protection and Falling Object Protection

• Fall Protection Systems Criteria and Practices

• Employee Training Requirements



Prevention of Fall Related Injuries

• Slip/Fall Risk Factors

• Trip Hazard Prevention

• Best Practices for Workplace Inspections






The Impact of Social Security Benefits and Medicare Compliance on Workers' Compensation Settlements

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:00:19 America/Chicago

January 11, 2018

The Benefit to the Injured Worker of Settling the Disability/Wage Loss Portion of the Claim

• The Effect on Social Security Disability Benefits When Workers' Compensation Benefits Are Resolved

• Language Needed in the Settlement Documents

• The Effect of Social Security Old Age Benefits on Workers' Compensation Benefits



The Consideration of Medicare's Interest in the Settlement of the Medical Portion of the Claim

• Where the Injured Worker Is a Medicare Beneficiary

• Where the Injured Worker Is Not a Medicare Beneficiary



The Risks and Obligations of the Parties in Medicare Compliance

• Consequences of Noncompliance to the Injured Worker and Employer

• Avoiding Overfunding of Medicare Set-Asides: Reasonably Predicting the Cost of Future Care






Workers' Compensation Ethics

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:00:15 America/Chicago

December 15, 2017

General Ethical Concerns

• The Top Sources of Ethical Issues in General

• Best Practices to Mitigate Those Risks

• Examples of Scenarios Presenting Ethical Concerns



Ethical Concerns Particular to Representatives of Injured Workers in Workers' Compensation Claims

• Marketing and Advertising Issues

• Fee Arrangements and Controversies

• Representation Outside of Workers' Compensation Issues



Ethical Concerns Particular to Representatives of Employers

• Identifying the Client

• Conflicts of Interest

• Conduct During Defense of Claim






Workers' Compensation Liability and the Remote Employee

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:00:03 America/Chicago

November 21, 2017

Introduction

• Remote Employees: Mobile Professionals and Telecommuters

• Statistics



Unique Workers Issues Related to Remote Employees

• Course and Scope of Employment

• Lack of Control Over Conditions of the Premises

• Work Hours/Break Periods

• Reporting of Injuries

• Out of State Workers



Other Concerns

• Wage and Hour Laws

• OSHA Reporting

• ADA Accommodations

• Denial of a Telecommuting Request

• Cybersecurity



Best Practices

• Outlining of Specific Job Duties

• Establishing the Work Location in the Home

• Clear Work Hours/Breaks

• Discussion of Permitted and Prohibited Activities

• Monitoring Employees/Home Inspections



Addressing Risk Through Remote Employee Policies

• Creation of Remote Employee Policy

• Updating Job Descriptions

• Reporting of Injuries

• Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Policies