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Worker’s Compensation Law in Florida
August 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Friday, August 3, 2018
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.
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
a) Major Contributing Cause
b) Occupational Disease
c) Drug Tests
d) Mental Injuries
e) Employer Responsibilities
IV. Explanation of Lost Wage Benefits & Criteria
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
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.