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 is the Workers’ Compensation Law implicated, but the Americans With Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act and the New York State Human Rights Laws as well. 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 intelligent manner.
Topics to be discussed:
• Overview Of Laws Affecting Workplace Injuries
• New York Workers’ Compensation
• The Family And Medical Leave Act
• The Impact Of The Americans With Disabilities Act
• Disciplining And/Or Terminating The Injured Worker
• Getting The Reluctant Injured Employee Back To Work
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
I. Overview Of Laws Affecting Workplace Injuries
A. New York Workers’ Compensation
B. The Americans With Disabilities Act
C. The Family And Medical Leave Act
E. Whistleblower Protection
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
II. New York Workers’ Compensation
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
10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
III. The Family And Medical Leave Act
A. Overview Of Family And Medical Leave Act
B. Counting Workers’ Compensation Times As FMLA Leave
C. Paid Leave Issues
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:15 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
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
V. Disciplining And/Or Terminating The Injured Worker
A. Legal Issues And Considerations
B. Practical Considerations
3:15 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
VI. Getting The Reluctant Injured Employee Back To Work
B. Limiting Costs
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VII. Panel Discussion – Questions And Answers