This one-day seminar is designed for anyone who wants to understand the new legislation. Four different perspectives will be presented (personnel, insurance/safety, medical and legal) to help you navigate challenges from the new legislation to control costs, maximize efficiencies, streamline HR time, improve communication with employees and make the system work better for all.
- What new legislation means to the 'bottom line'
- 'Return to work' tools for better management of employer resources and employee time
- Avoiding disability discrimination lawsuits after rehab litigation is eliminated
- Physical and personnel challenges in 'accommodation' and return to work
- The attendee will be able to understand the changes to benefit in managing operations, safety and return to work programs and avoiding liability.
- The attendee will be able to discuss the loss analysis report.
- The attendee will be able to identify essential duties.
- The attendee will be able to review return to work program challenges and solutions.
9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
I. The Major Changes In Workers'
Compensation Law 'Old Is New Again!'
A. Control Of Medical
B. Permanent Disability And Tie-In To Modified Work
C. No Rehabilitation
D. Legal Changes
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
II. The Bottom Line How Will The New
Legislative Changes Impact Your Cost Of
Providing Workers' Compensation
Coverage And What Can You Do Now To
A. A Current Overview The California Workers' Compensation Insurance Market Issues
B. (Really) Understand Your Experience Modification Factor
1. What Goes In To The
2. What Costs Can You Control? Strategies To Reduce Your
3. How Does The Return To Work Program Directly Save You Money?
C. An Underwriter's Perspective
1. What Constitutes A Good Risk? (Underwriting Measurement Tools)
2. When (And How) Will They Bring Costs Down?
3. How Do They Price Your Coverage?
4. Guaranteed Cost And Excess Programs For Self-Insurance
D. Understanding The Loss Analysis Report
10:15 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
III. Loss Prevention And Cal-OSHA Some
Ideas To Make Your Injury And Illness
Prevention Program Work For You
A. A (Very) Brief Synopsis Of Important Regulations
B. Ideas For Easy Compliance That Really Make Your Program Work
11:00 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
IV. The Role Of Ergonomics In Light Of
Sweeping Reform In Preventing Injury,
Returning Injured Workers To Work And
Keeping Them On The Job
A. Identifying Essential Duties
1. Job Description versus Job Analysis
2. Job Analysis Process
3. Identifying Employee Capabilities
4. Modifying The Job
B. Ergonomic Intervention
3. Work Practice
C. The Role Of Medical Personnel/Occupational Therapy In Good Faith Interactive Process In Return To Work
D. Employee Training And Monitoring
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
V. The Impact Of Return To Work In Light
Of Legislative Reforms
A. Return To Work Program Challenges And Solutions
B. Working With Your Doctors And Your Carriers To Maximize Your Return To Work Program And Minimize The Guess Work
VI. Return To Work: Workers' Compensation
Or Employment Issue?
A. Temporary Modified/Alternative Work Your Right As An Employer
B. What To Do With The Problem Employee
C. Getting What You Need From Your Medical Providers
D. Acoem Guidelines And The Challenge Of Dealing With Medical Care Denials That Do Not Address Outstanding Disability
E. Seeking Help From Your Carrier What They Will And Won't Do
F. Permanent Modified/Alternative Work Legislative Impact On The Benefits
2:30 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.
2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
VII. Liability Issues
A. 132 A Issues
B. Avoiding Discrimination Under Fair Employment And Housing Act
C. Avoiding Failure To Provide Leave Under FMLA/CFRA And Leave Policies
D. Third-Party Litigation
E. Legally Meeting The Test Of 'Good Faith' Interaction
F. Undue Hardship
G. Threat Of Harm To Self And Others
H. Dealing With Confidentiality Under HIPAA And Other Laws
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VIII. Questions And Answers