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Minimizing Risk and Reducing Exposure on Workers' Compensation Claims by Off-Site Employees

Oct 28 - Credits Sep 15 - Credits CPE, HR Certification Institute, NASBA, SHRM, CLE

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October 28 at 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

Learn how to best handle off-site injuries, from initial reporting through litigation.

Employers, now more than ever, are required to evaluate remote or telework opportunities for their employees. COVID-19 forced employers to send their employees home and look for opportunities to work remotely on an emergent basis without the benefit of a considered plan or risk assessment. The need for telework persists. Employers must evaluate their business needs and balance those against state and federal guidelines for safety, security, and risk analysis. This topic will assist you in developing appropriate work from home opportunities. It will assist in your evaluation of appropriate insurance coverage including the definition of rights and responsibilities of both employer and employee, as well as what constitutes a work-related injury. It will facilitate the recognition of the application of competing state and federal statutes that overlap with workers’ compensation liability. This information will prove an invaluable resource for the development of workplace policies and protocols as we continue to navigate the ever-changing work environment presented by the demands of telework and the global pandemic.

Learning Objectives
  • You will be able to define a work-related injury/illness in the context of telework.
  • You will be able to discuss rights and responsibilities of both employer and employee for telework.
  • You will be able to identify areas of exposure for liability related to telework.
  • You will be able to recognize the application of competing regulations and laws.

Agenda

What Is the Correct Coverage?
  • Do I Have Appropriate Workers' Compensation Insurance?
  • Do I Require Address of Alternate Coverage?
How Is a Work Injury Defined?
  • Course and Scope of Employment Defined
  • Impact of Working From Home
  • Working During a Pandemic for Better or Worse
How Do I Define the Position?
  • Has the Description Changed?
  • New Hire vs. Existing Employee
  • What Are New Risk Exposures?
How to Evaluate Position and Worksite?
  • Essential Functions
  • On-Site Responsibilities
  • In-House Workstation
What Internal Policies Are Required?
  • Reporting a Work Injury
  • Designation of Medical Evaluation
  • Communication
  • Additional Policies
Which External Laws, Statutes or Regulations Must Be Considered?
  • Specific Certifications
  • Overlapping Laws
  • COVID-19
What Additional Liability Exposure Must Be Considered?
  • CDC Guidelines
  • Reconciliation of State and Federal Guidelines
  • OSHA General Duty Clause
  • Reckless Disregard
Conclusion
  • Policy
  • Rights and Duties
  • Communication

Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for workers' compensation managers, human resource managers, attorneys, safety directors, risk managers, insurance professionals, business owners and managers, benefits professionals, and payroll managers.

In Partnership With Lorman Business Center, LLC


Your Instructor


James F. Devine
James F. Devine
  • Partner in Cipriani & Werner, P.C.’s Lancaster office
  • Has been involved in the successful litigation of employment law cases since 1993 and he has dedicated his practice to the education of his employer clients as well as the aggressive defense of their employment-related claims
  • Provides the tools necessary for employers to manage their workforce and reduce exposure to liability through soft counseling, policy development and management training
  • Although an active litigator, the strength of his practice is founded in the relationships he builds with his clients
  • His counsel facilitates the merger of employment culture, business and the law so as to mitigate daily concerns and, when possible, the need for costly litigation
  • Active member of the Lancaster Bar Association, and he has served as the chair of the Lancaster Bar Foundation where he initiated the establishment of the Lancaster Bar Foundation Endowment Fund, dedicated to the procurement of the resources necessary to ensure equal access to legal assistance for all residents of Lancaster County
  • Has also served as chair of the Lancaster Bar Association Workers' Compensation Section; in addition, he is a member of the Pennsylvania and American Bar Associations as well as various trial lawyer associations
  • Frequent speaker for both regional and national education services lecturing on a broad range of employment law topics; at the request of his clients, he also presents seminars to specific human resource organizations and provides in-house training for insurance carriers and employers
  • Recognized in Top Attorneys of North America; recognized in Select Lawyers; chairman of the Lancaster Bar Foundation; chairman of the Lancaster Bar Association Workers’ Compensation Section; chairman of the Board of Directors of Pleasant View Retirement Community
  • Graduate, Franklin & Marshall College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Credits

OnDemand Course

This course was last revised on July 31, 2013.
No Credit Available

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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  • AL CLE 1.5
  • This course or a portion thereof has been approved by the Alabama State Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for a maximum of 1.5 hours credit.
  • AR CLE 1.5
  • This course has been approved for 1.5 hours of CLE by the Arkansas CLE Board.
  • Arizona CLE 1.5
  • The State Bar of Arizona does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education requirement. This activity may qualify for up to 1.5 hours toward your annual CLE requirement for the State Bar of Arizona.
  • CA MCLE 1.5
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
  • CT CLE 1.5
  • Neither the Connecticut Judicial Branch nor the Commission on Minimum Continuing Legal Education approve or accredit CLE providers or activities. This course has been approved for CLE credit in jurisdictions aside from CT and therefore it automatically meets the content and delivery requirements in Connecticut. Credit is based on a 60 minute credit hour and shall be awarded as follows: 1.5 CLE credit(s).
  • HI CLE 1.5
  • This program was approved by the Hawaii State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours.
  • IL CLE 1.5
  • This course was approved for a total of 1.5 hours of MCLE Credit by the Illinois MCLE Board.
  • ME CLE 1.5
  • This course has been approved by the State of Maine Board of Overseers of the Bar. Lawyers who complete this course shall receive 1.5 hours of CLE credit under M. Bar R. 12.
  • NH MCLE 1.5
  • NH MCLE does not approve or accredit CLE activities for the NH Minimum CLE requirement. Lorman Education Services believes this course meets the requirement of NH Supreme Court Rule 53 and may qualify for CLE credit(s). Program Length: 90 Minutes.
  • NJ CLE 1.8
  • This program has been approved by the Board on Continuing Legal Education of the Supreme Court of New Jersey for 1.8 hours of total CLE credit.
  • NV CLE 1.5
  • This program has been approved by the Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE hours.
  • NY CLE 1.5 including Areas of Professional Practice 1.5
  • This course has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the New York Continuing Legal Education Board for up to a maximum of 1.5 credit hours in the area(s) of Areas of Professional Practice for 1.50 hours. Each hour may be counted only as satisfying one category of credit. Duplicate credit for the same hour of instruction is not permitted. This course qualifies for both established and newly admitted attorneys. Lorman Business Center, LLC. has a financial hardship guideline. Please contact customer service at 1.866.352.9539 for instructions on how to apply.
  • PA CLE 1.5
  • This Distance Learning program has been approved by the Pennsylvania Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of substantive law, practice and procedure CLE credit.
  • RI CLE 1.5
  • This program has been approved by the Rhode Island Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
  • VT CLE 1.5
  • This program has been approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board of Vermont for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
  • WA CLE 1.5
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of Law & Legal Procedure credit.
  • WI CLE 1.5
  • This program has been approved by the Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 hours for use toward the Wisconsin Mandatory CLE requirement.
  • WV MCLE 1.8
  • This program has been approved by the West Virginia State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.8 MCLE hours.
  • HR Certification Institute 1.5
  • This program has been approved for 1.5 (General) recertification credit hours toward aPHR(TM), aPHRi(TM), PHR®, PHRca®, SPHR®, GPHR®, PHRi(TM) and SPHRi(TM)recertification through HR Certification Institute® (HRCI®). For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.
  • SHRM-CP/SHRM-SCP Preferred ProviderSHRM 1.5
  • Lorman Education Services is recognized by SHRM to offer Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for the SHRM-CPSM or SHRM-SCPSM. This program is valid for 1.5 PDC(s) for the SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit www.shrmcertification.org.

This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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