This seminar is designed for human resource, payroll and industrial relations professionals and business owners and managers.
Employers today face multiple legal and rehabilitative issues arising from illness, injuries and absences from work. It is crucial for employers to understand their obligations and their rights. Employers must be knowledgeable of their obligations in the workplace and proactively work towards reducing their costs and lost time hours.
This program will emphasize practical strategies that can be utilized by employers through the various legal and rehabilitative issues involved with injured, disabled or absent employee. Learning how to be a more proactive employer in the system can assist in improving employee relations and minimize contested proceedings – translating into decreased legal, medical and rehabilitation costs for your company.
Topics to be discussed:
• Current Case Studies
• Complex Return To Work Issues
• Human Rights Code
• Objective Functional Information
• Managing Workplace Disability
• Claims Assistance Program
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
I. Case Studies
A. Minor Injury
1. Regulation 1101
2. Medical Aid
B. Critical Injury
C. Lost Time Injury
1. Severity Of Injury
D. Complex Issues
1. Complex Injury
2. Other Barriers
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.
10:15 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
II. Complex Return To Work Issues
A. What Makes Return To Work Complex?
B. The Red Flags And The Yellow Flags And What To Do About Them
C. Strategies To Target Complex Issues In The Return To Work Process
D. The Right Resource At The Right Time For The Right Purpose
E. How To Know When Return To Work Isn’t An Option
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
III. Human Rights Code
A. Definition Of Disability/Handicap
B. Duty To Accommodate/Employer’s Obligations
C. Undue Hardship
D. Duration Of Accommodation
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Lunch (On Your Own)
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
IV. Use Of Objective Functional Information
A. Physical Demand Profiles
B. Functional Ability Evaluations
1. What Are They And When Should They Be Done?
2. What Information Can Be Obtained
3. How Do Employers Benefit
C. Use Of Ergonomics
2:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
2:15 p.m. - 3:15 p.m.
V. Managing The Workplace Disability
A. What To Do When You Learn Of A Workplace Injury
B. Legal Obligation To Cooperate In ESRTW Program
C. Controlling The Costs Of A WSIB Claim
D. The Appeal’s Process
3:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.
VI. The Claims Assistance Program
A. Early Intervention
B. Financial Impact Of Disability
C. Paradigm Shift
D. Insurance To Disability Management Model
E. Self-Insured Program – Process And Benefits
F. Implementation, Administration And Management Of Disability Management Program
4:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
VII. Question And Answers