Workers' Comp 101: Reduce Lawsuit Risks, Hold Down Costs, and Accommodate Your Employees - on CD
You may be surprised to know that the workers' compensation system in the U.S. is more than 100 years old. Despite its age, the system still proves to be as confusing as ever for employers and HR professionals to manage, especially when you factor in the overlapping regulations of the ADA, FMLA, and other state and federal laws.
In addition, factors you may not even think about such as the rising cost of healthcare can also affect workers' comp -- medical and healthcare expenses now represent more than half of workers' compensation costs in most states.
With new regulations in place and more changes on the horizon that affect workers' comp in so many ways, it's crucial for you to get up to date now so you can reduce your costs, accommodate your employees, and stay in compliance.
Watch this interactive webinar, and you'll learn:
- The basics of workers’ comp law, and where to get additional information about your state’s specific laws
- Why offering light duty can both help and hurt your organization
- Whether you’re required to offer light duty for off-the-job injuries
- How to work with treating physicians and insurance carriers to get your employees back to work ASAP
- What to do if you think you have a questionable claim on your hands
- How to stay out of hot water with the ADA and FMLA when dealing with workers’ comp leaves
- How to work with your claim handler to set reserves properly and manage cases effectively
- What you need to know about the intersection of workers’ comp and HIPAA
- Whether it’s ever okay to terminate an employee who is out on workers’ comp leave
- How to develop and present metrics that demonstrate a program’s effectiveness to management
In just 90 minutes, you'll learn the challenges and solutions for handling your workers’ comp claims. Order now!
About your presenter:
Susan Fahey Desmond is a Partner in the New Orleans, Louisiana office of Jackson Lewis LLP. Ms. Desmond, who maintains an active practice in both Louisiana and Mississippi, specializes in the areas of labor and employment and civil litigation, including representing employers in Family and Medical Leave cases, discrimination claims relative to age, sex, disability, race, religion, and sexual harassment, and handling EEOC charges and other administrative complaints through the administrative and judicial process. She is a frequent speaker for the Society for Human Resource Management, Compliance Online, and other management organizations.