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  • December 16
  • 1:00 - 2:00 pm EST

Unique Workers' Compensation Aspects of Independent Contractors and Traveling Employees

December 16

Recognize the common factors courts consider in determining whether or not a worker was an employee at the time of an injury.

While the decision of whether or not to pay a workers’ compensation claim is multi-factored, high on the list of elements is whether the injured worker was in the course and scope of employment. And as black and white an issue as that might seem to be, it is not always so cut and dry. There will be times a worker is designated an independent contractor and thus ineligible from workers’ compensation benefits. The worker may claim that, despite the classification, they were an employee and thus entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Alternatively, there is the ever-thorny issue of whether a worker that sustained an injury outside of the workplace was considered a traveling employee, which would likely make any claim for benefits for the injury compensable. This topic will provide an overview of the many components considered by the courts in determining whether a worker was in an employment relationship at the time of an injury. In doing so, the material will inform and provide guidance to employers and insurance professionals on the many components of the traditional master-servant relationship that are critical in making judgment calls on compensability.

Learning Objectives

  • You will be able to discuss significant legal developments relative to the gig economy and their potential impact on workers’ compensation systems.
  • You will be able to explain the concept of worker classification and the drawbacks of misclassification.
  • You will be able to identify the key differences between employees and independent contractors.
  • You will be able to recognize the common factors courts consider in determining whether or not a worker was an employee at the time of an injury.

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Agenda

Master-Servant Relationship
  • Definition
  • Historic Evolution
  • Workers’ Compensation Systems
Independent Contractors
  • Key Factors to Consider
  • Weighing of Various Factors
  • Industries That Typically Rely on Independent Contractors for Work
Traveling Employees
  • Definition
  • Presumption of Compensability
  • Compensable and Non-Compensable Activities
Gig Workers and Employment in the Tech Age
  • Definition
  • Legal Developments
  • Impact on Workers’ Compensation
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  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.0 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
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Who should attend?

This live webinar is designed for workers’ compensation administrators, human resource managers, benefits professionals, safety and compliance managers, insurance claims representatives, business owners and managers, risk managers, and attorneys.

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Faculty

Michael R. Duffy, Esq.

Michael R. Duffy, Esq.

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

  • Associate at Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C., King of Prussia, PA
  • Focuses his practice on defending clients in workers' compensation matters and has successfully defended clients in both Pennsylvania and New Jersey
  • Has been published in Claims Litigation Management (CLM) Magazine and Marshall Dennehey’s Defense Digest
  • Also served as a judicial intern to the Honorable Justice Fitzgerald of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania
  • Member of the Brehon Law Society, the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the New Jersey State Bar Association
  • J.D. degree, Widener University Delaware Law School; B.A. degree in Political Science, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Can be contacted at 610-354-8467 or [email protected]
Francis X. Wickersham, Esq.

Francis X. Wickersham, Esq.

Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C.

  • Shareholder, Workers’ Compensation Department, Marshall Dennehey Warner Coleman & Goggin, P.C., King of Prussia, PA
  • Workers' compensation defense, including occupational accident and insurance coverage cases
  • Published in The Legal Intelligencer, Pennsylvania Law Weekly and Claims Litigation Management (CLM) Magazine; author and editor of Marshall Dennehey’s What’s Hot In Workers’ Compensation (Pennsylvania section); annual Pennsylvania workers’ compensation law update - AM Best Insurance Law Digest
  • Member – CLM; Risk & Insurance Management Society (RIMS); Montgomery Bar Association
  • Graduate, Villanova University; graduate, Delaware Law School – Widener University
  • Can be contacted at 610-354-8263 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 404653
Published 2021
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