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Worker’s Compensation Law in Florida

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tuesday,  July 9, 2019
9:00am – 12:00pm
3.0 HRCI & SHRM Credits

Program Leader: Rogers Turner, Jr., Partner & Board Certified Workers’ Compensation Attorney, Hurley, Rogner, Miller, Cox & Waranch, P.A.

EAF Members – $99
Non-Members $149


Florida HR professionals face numerous and complex issues involving Workers’ Compensation (WC) coverage and claims.  The industry is constantly changing through both legislative amendments and a steady stream of new case law interpreting Chapter 440.

The good news is that taking a proactive approach to Workers’ Compensation can help lower employer premium costs and reduce claims.  This workshop provides:
• A broad knowledge of the law;
• Explanation of employer responsibilities and rights;
• Strategies to deal with claims before and during the litigation process.

I. Background/Basics of Workers’ Compensation
a) Benefits Available
b) Defenses to claims
c) Fraud

II. Definitions/Terminology

III. Coverage
a) Major Contributing Cause
b) Occupational Disease
c) Drug Tests
d) Mental Injuries
e) Employer Responsibilities

IV. Explanation of Lost Wage Benefits & Criteria
a) PTD
c) Supplemental Benefits
d) Death Benefits

V. Explanation of Workers’ Compensation Proceedings & Procedures

VI.  Attorney fees
a) Guideline Fee
b) Taxable Costs

VII.  Pre & Post Accident Strategies for Employers to Reduce Exposure
a) OSHA Requirements
b) Post-hire Medical  Questionnaire
c) Proper Reporting of Accidents
d) Light Duty
e) Represented Employee

VIII.  Coercion & Exceptions to Coercion/Retaliatory Discharge

IX.  Recent Case Law & Legislative Developments


July 9
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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EAF Training Facility
640 E State Road 434, Suite 3100
Longwood, FL 32750 United States
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CANCELLATION & NO-SHOW POLICY – Registrants who do not cancel with 48 hours notice and who do not attend are liable for the entire fee. Substitutions may be made at any time.

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Employers Association Forum, Inc.
640 E State Road 434, Suite 3100
Longwood, FL 32750

Phone 407.260.6556 Fax 407.260.2876
Email [email protected]


EAF provides information about current developments in labor and employment law. This information is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered legal advice. Questions requiring legal advice should be addressed to the attorney of your choice. EAF members may be able to obtain a legal interpretation through our FREE Legal Hotline.