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Workers’ Compensation Law in Florida

July 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Friday,  July 23, 2021
9:00am – 12:00pm
3.0 HRCI & SHRM Credits

Program Leader: Rogers Turner, Jr., Partner & Shareholder at HR Law, P.A.

EAF Members – $119
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.
  • COVID claims and workers’ compensation.

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 23
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.