This seminar is designed for human resource directors, attorneys, safety directors, insurance claims representatives, business and office managers, risk managers, rehabilitation specialists and occupational health nurses.
Returning an injured employee to work involves multiple legal, medical, and rehabilitation issues. Not only the Workers’ Compensation Act, but also the Americans with Disabilities Act and Family and Medical Leave Act are implicated. Learning how to be a more proactive player in the system can assist in improving employee relations and minimize contested proceedings along the way – translating into decreased legal, medical and rehabilitation costs for the employer.
This program will emphasize practical steps you can take to move your company or client through return to work issues in the most efficient, economical and smart manner.
9:00 a.m. - 9:45 a.m.
I. Overview Of Laws Affecting Workplace Injuries
A. Florida Workers’ Compensation
B. The Americans With Disabilities Act
C. The Family And Medical Leave Act
E. Whistleblower Protection
F. National Labor Relations Act
9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
II. The Family And Medical Leave Act
A. Overview Of Family And Medical Leave Act
B. Counting Workers’ Compensation Time As FMLA Leave
C. Paid Leave Issues
D. The Americans With Disabilities Act Issues
10:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
10:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
III. Florida Workers’ Compensation Now: New Strengths, New Pitfalls!
A. Maximum Medical Improvement
B. Impairment Ratings And How They Affect A Returning Employee
C. Temporary Total Disability, Temporary Partial Disability
D. Light Duty And Return To Work
E. Minimizing Litigation
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
IV. The Impact Of The Americans With Disabilities Act
A. Employer’s Rights
B. Getting The Employee Back To Work
C. Limiting The Length Of Leave
D. Minimizing Litigation Exposure
E. Notice Requirements
F. Medical Inquiries
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
V. Average Weekly Wage
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
VI. Getting The Reluctant Injured Employee Back To Work: And Why!
B. Limiting Costs
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VII. Panel Discussion, Question/Answer Period