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  • January 26
  • 1:00 - 2:30 pm EST

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Workers' Compensation Law Update in Texas

January 26

Stay up-to-date on recent changes to the workers' compensation law in Texas.

As of September 2016, Texas became the only state that permits employers to ‘opt-out' of the workers' comp system. Should your business be a Subscriber or Nonsubscriber? What are the benefits and what are the risks? Assuming an employer elects to provide workers' compensation benefits to its employees, how should the employer address issues related to injuries (including pre-existing injuries) and determining who is covered under the workers' comp policy? What happens when an injured worker attempts to return to work, or fails to return after being released? Finally, how should employers handle workplace discipline after an injury, including discipline connected to and unrelated to the events leading to the workplace injury. This topic will cover key considerations to enable employers to understand the risks and benefits of the opt-out system and develop comprehensive programs that balance the needs of the employee and the needs of the employer.

Learning Objectives

- You will be able to define who is an employee under the Act.

- You will be able to describe the benefits of Subscriber and Nonsubscriber status.

- You will be able to identify key steps to documenting employee misconduct in connection with a workplace injury.

- You will be able to recognize internal policies and procedures for revision based on current legal requirements.

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Agenda

Subscriber vs. Non-Subscriber Status
  • Legal Consequences of Each Status
  • Unique Requirements for Nonsubscriber Status
Case Law Update
  • Injury (Re)defined
  • Employee Status
Return to Work Considerations
  • Intersection With ADA and FMLA
  • Light Duty Policies
Retaliation Cases
  • Disciplining Employees After a Workplace Injury
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This course was last revised on January 26, 2017.

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  • TX MCLE 1.5 including Civil Appellate Law 1.5; Civil Trial Law 1.5; Personal Injury Trial Law 1.5; Workers' Compensation Law 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved for Minimum Continuing Legal Education credit by the State Bar of Texas Committee on MCLE in the amount of 1.5 credit hours. Lorman Education Services is an accredited sponsor, approved by the State Bar of Texas, Committee on MCLE. This course is eligible for specialization credits in the area(s) of Civil Appellate Law for 1.50 hours, Civil Trial Law for 1.50 hours, Personal Injury Trial Law for 1.50 hours, Workers' Compensation Law for 1.50 hours. This program has been approved by the Texas State Bar College for 1.5 hours of CLE credit.
     
  • HR Certification Institute 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved for 1.5 recertification credit hours toward general recertification through the HR Certification Institute. For more information about certification or recertification, please visit the HR Certification Institute website at www.hrci.org.
     
  • SHRM 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.
     
  • CPE 1.8 including Personnel/HR 1.8
     
  • Lorman Education Services is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its web site: www. learningmarket.org. For more information regarding administrative policies such as complaint and refund, please contact our offices at 866-352-9539. CPE Credit: Maximum Credit Hours: 1.8 each session (based on a 50 minute credit hour). You must attend at least 50 minutes to obtain credit. Field of Study: Personnel/HR for 1.8 hours. Prerequisite: basic knowledge of workers' compensation. Level of Knowledge: Intermediate. Teaching Method: Seminar/Lecture. Advance Preparation: None. Delivery Method: Group Internet Based. Please refer to the information in this brochure for outline, course content and objectives. Upon completion of this course, you will receive a certificate of attendance. Final approval of a course for CPE credit belongs with each state's regulatory board. Please note: In order to receive CPE credit for this course you MUST use the streaming audio option, as well as enable and complete the required progress checks.
     
  • Lorman Business Center, Inc. has registered with the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy as a CPE Sponsor. This registration does not constitute an endorsement by the Board as to the quality of our CPE Program. This program qualifies for 1.5 hours of continuing professional education.
     

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Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for human resource managers, attorneys, benefits professionals, safety directors, compliance officers, insurance professionals, business owners and managers, CFOs and controllers.

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Michael E. Coles

Michael E. Coles

The Coles Firm P.C.

  • Shareholder in the office of The Coles Firm P.C.
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of employment law
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous employment law matters
  • Author of several publications related to the areas of employment law
  • J.D. degree, Duke University; B.A. degree, Duke University
  • State Bar of Texas, U.S. Supreme Court, Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, All Texas District Courts
  • Contact information [email protected]
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Product ID: 399069
Published 2017
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