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Workers' Compensation Update

Concerned about how workers' compensation law is changing - and how your practices may be impacted? Failing to stay on top of current workers' compensation issues is full of hazards - including lost productivity and wages, medical and administrative costs, and fraudulent claims. Purchase these reference materials and update your knowledge of workers' compensation laws while delving into more advanced areas, such as understanding retaliatory discharge claims. Discover the skills you need to guard against workers' compensation related costs and risks. Gain up-to-the-minute strategies you can use immediately in the complex world of workers' compensation. Benefits for You •Sort through the complex interplay of workers' compensation with disability laws •Stay abreast of recent case law and trends in workers' compensation •Tips on navigating through the various types of settlement options •Get a handle on workers' compensation subrogation claims
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Agenda

Overview
— Brian J. Holly
  • Forms
  • Benefits
  • Time Lines
  • Penalties
Case Law Update and New Legislation
— James R. Waldhauser, Esq.
Interrelationship Between Workers' Compensation and ADA With Regard to Light Duty
— Kurt J. Erickson, Esq.
Workers' Compensation Subrogation
— Radd Kulseth
  • Identifying Workers' Compensation Subrogation Claims
  • Initial Investigation and Preservation of Evidence
  • Contribution Liability
  • Settlement Options
  • Application of the Statutory Distribution Formula
Workers' Compensation Retaliation Claims
— Sara G. Sidwell
  • Overview and History of Workers' Compensation Retaliation Claims in Minnesota
  • Significant and Recent Case Law Trends
  • Overview of Different Types of Retaliation Claims
  • Damages Available to a Plaintiff Alleging a Workers' Compensation Retaliation Claim
  • Practical Considerations to Consider When Dealing With a Potential Workers' Compensation Claim
  • Restricting Information Related to an Employee's Claim
  • Training Supervisors and Managers to Address and Prevent Potential Claims
  • Managing Discipline or Termination of an Employee Who Has Recently Made a Workers' Compensation Claim
Panel Discussion
— Kurt J. Erickson, Esq., Brian J. Holly, Radd Kulseth, Sara G. Sidwell and James R. Waldhauser, Esq.
  • Settlements
  • Fraud
  • Return-to-Work
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This program does NOT qualify, nor meet the National Standard for NASBA accreditation.

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James R. Waldhauser, Esq. – Moderator

Cousineau McGuire

  • President of Cousineau McGuire
  • More than 30 years of experience litigating workers’ compensation claims
  • Recognized in Who’s Who in American Law, 1990 to present; Best Lawyers in America, 1995 to present; Minnesota Law & Politics Top 40 Workers’ Compensation Attorneys, 2007 to present; Minnesota Super Lawyers, 1995 tp present; Leading American Attorneys, 1998 to present; Minnesota Law & Politics Who’s Who in Workers’ Compensation, 2006 to present; as well as pre-eminently rated in the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • J.D. degree, William Mitchell College of Law; undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, St. Cloud State University
  • Can be contacted at 952-525-6933 or [email protected]
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Kurt J. Erickson, Esq.

Jackson Lewis P.C.

  • Partner in the Minneapolis office of Jackson Lewis LLP
  • Experience also includes litigating class action cases brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as negotiating resolutions of discrimination charges, including class action discrimination charges, prosecuted by the EEOC
  • Previously practiced law as an assistant attorney general in the Minnesota Attorney General’s Office, as an in-house corporate counsel providing employment advice and litigation management, and as the head of the employment section for a medium-sized law firm in Minneapolis
  • Written many articles on topics relating to areas of expertise
  • J.D. degree, cum laude, University of Minnesota Law School; B.A. degree, summa cum laude, University of Minnesota
  • Can be contacted at 612-341-8131 or [email protected]
Brian J. Holly

Brian J. Holly

Aafedt Forde Gray Monson & Hager, P.A.

  • Shareholder with the firm Aafedt Forde Gray Monson & Hager, P.A.
  • Experience in workers’ compensation litigation, civil asbestos litigation, appeals, subrogation and general civil disputes
  • Law clerk for the Honorable Allen L. Oleisky in the Fourth Judicial District, Hennepin County
  • J.D. degree, Hamline University School of Law; B.A. degree, University of Minnesota
  • Can be contacted at 612-339-8965 or [email protected]
Radd Kulseth

Radd Kulseth

Aafedt Forde Gray Monson & Hager, P.A.

  • Attorney with Aafedt Forde Gray Monson & Hager P.A.
  • Practices workers’ compensation, subrogation, and insurance defense in Minnesota and Wisconsin
  • Listed in Minnesota’s Rising Stars in 2007, 2009 and 2010
  • J.D. degree, William Mitchell College of Law; B.A. degree, North Dakota State University
  • Can be contacted at 612-312-3310 or [email protected]
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Sara G. Sidwell

Jackson Lewis P.C.

  • Attorney in the Minneapolis office of Jackson Lewis LLP
  • Exclusively represents and advises employers on various employment matters, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblower, workers’ compensation retaliation, FMLA, ADA, disability leave management, employee privacy, compliance and employee noncompete issues
  • Named a Rising Star by Minnesota Law & Politics
  • Successfully obtained a verdict for the employer following a six-day jury trial in an action brought by a former employee alleging workers’ compensation retaliation
  • J.D. degree, University of Iowa College of Law; B.A. degree, with distinction and honors, University of Iowa
  • Can be contacted at 612-359-1769 or [email protected]
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Product ID: 390815
Published 2013
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