Workplace Injuries and the Interaction of the Indiana Workers Compensation
Act, ADA and FMLA - Human Resources / Employment Law Training
Avoid Common Errors When Handling Workplace Injuries
There's no question that an improper understanding of what to do when a workplace injury occurs creates serious legal trouble for any employer. Fortunately, an HR department that has a solid understanding of the proper course of action to take can prove its worth in many ways, including savings in lost productivity and costly litigation fees. This informative course highlights serious mistakes that employers make when injuries occur and offers solutions to keep the same mistakes from happening in your organization. Effectively handle work-related injuries in a manner that follows the law - register today!
- Determine if workers' compensation laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, or the Family and Medical Leave Act applies when an employee is injured.
- Document workplace incidents and interview injured employees, their co-workers and supervisors in a fair and legally compliant manner.
- Ensure that your organization's return-to-work policies are within the letter of the law.
- Recognize workers' compensation fraud and deal with it using techniques that are in accordance with the law.
- Terminate employees on leave by using workplace absence policies, job descriptions and other materials to avoid costly litigation.
- Failure to Understand Applicable Laws
9:00 - 10:00, Randal M. Klezmer
- Workers' Compensation
- Defining a Workplace Injury
- Workers' Comp Benefits
- The Americans with Disabilities Act
- When Must Employers Provide Leave or Accommodations?
- ADA Disability Definition
- What Benefits Does it Provide?
- The Family and Medical Leave Act
- When Is an Employee Eligible?
- Serious Health Conditions: What are They?
- Applicable Benefits
- Determining Which Law Applies
- Mishandling Situations When Injuries Happen
10:00 - 11:00, Michael A. Schoening
- Providing Adequate and Timely Medical Treatment
- The Importance of Fully Documenting the Incident
- Reporting Injuries in a Timely Manner
- Properly Investigating Injuries
- Understanding OSHA Reporting Requirements
- Mistakes with Recuperation and Return to Work
11:15 - 12:30, Michael A. Schoening
- Return-to-Work Policies That are Legally Compliant
- Running FMLA Leave and Workers' Comp Concurrently
- Respecting Doctor's Restrictions
- Providing Reasonable Accommodations Under the ADA
- Accommodating Modified Duty Restrictions
- Claims Denial Issues
- Post-Injury Drug Test Failures
- Prior Injuries to the Same Area of the Body
- Misunderstanding Other Unique Situations
1:30 -2:45, Natalie M. Fierek
- Grey Areas
- Lunch Breaks
- Company Picnics
- Considerations for Commercial Drivers
- Work-Aggravated Pre-Existing Conditions
- Violation of Safety Rules
- Injuries for Telecommuters
- Handling Suspected Fraud
- Terminating Employees on Leave
3:00 - 4:30, Stephanie L. Cassman
- Recent Case Law
- Ensuring Managers and Supervisors Understand the Law
- Disciplinary Action and Other Documentation
- Neutral, Nondiscriminatory Absence Policies
- Clear Job Descriptions
- Showing Leave Creates an Undue Hardship