Day 1: Tuesday, April 14, 2020

8:00 a.m. | Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided)

8:30 a.m. | Welcome and Attendee Questions – Problem Areas
H. Douglas Jones, Esq. and Mark W. Howard, Esq., Jones Howard Law, PLLC
All Questions/Problem Areas Will Be Addressed During the Conference

9:00 a.m. | What Every Employer Needs to Know
H. Douglas Jones, Esq. and Mark W. Howard, Esq., Jones Howard Law, PLLC

  • What Constitutes a Compensable Injury?
  • Was the Medical Condition Caused by the Injury?
  • Do You Owe Temporary Total Disability (TTD)?
  • Why Are Wage Records So Important?
  • Should You Offer Light/Restricted Duty?

11:00 a.m. | Frankfort Update and Administrative Law Judge Panel
Moderator: Robert L. Swisher, Commissioner, Kentucky Dept. of Workers’ Claims

  • Administrative and Regulatory Updates
  • ALJ Discussion Areas Critical for Employers
  • Discussion Regarding Employer Handling and Management of Claims
  • ALJ Decision Making Process
  • Evidence ALJs Find Persuasive

12:00 p.m. | Lunch (provided)

1:00 p.m. | ADA, FMLA and Discrimination Law Update – As Relates to Managing Workers’ Compensation Claims
Robert D. Hudson, Esq., Frost Brown Todd, Labor and Employment Attorney

  • How Can Employers Effectively Manage Multiple Claims?
  • How to Control Multiple Claims on a “Global” Basis
  • This Will Be an Interactive Session with Attendees

2:00 p.m. | Occupational Medicine for Employers
Gregory T. Snider, M.D., Occupational Medicine, Redpoint Medical

  • Critical Components of Occupational Medicine
  • Key Components of Independent Medical Examination
  • What Can Employers Do to Help the Process?

3:00 p.m. | Effective Risk Management
Mike Mahoney, Senior Safety Environmental Specialist, Central Motor Wheel of America

  • Strategies That Work – And Some That Don’t
  • What Risk Management Protocols Can You Effectively Implement?
  • This Will Be an Interactive Session

4:30 p.m. | Day One Adjourns

 

Day 2: Wednesday, April 15, 2020

8:00 a.m. | Registration and Continental Breakfast (provided)

8:30 a.m. | What Every Employer Needs to Know (cont’d)
H. Douglas Jones, Esq. and Mark W. Howard, Esq., Jones Howard Law, PLLC

  • Permanent Partial Disability (PPD)
  • Permanent Total Disability (PTD)
  • Litigation
  • Process and Procedure

    – How Can Employers Provide Critical Assistance?

  • Settlement Strategies

    – Global Settlements – including ADA, FMLA, Civil Rights and Workers’ Compensation Claims

  • Full and Final Settlements of All Claims – With Prejudice

    – The Claim is Gone Forever!

11:00 a.m. | Pain Management for Employers
Jeffrey E. Hazlewood, M.D.

  • Pain Management Guidelines and Protocols
  • Controlling Opioid Use and Abuse
  • Effective Pain Management - With Acceptable Risks for Patient

12:00 p.m. | Lunch (provided)

1:00 p.m. | Plaintiff (Claimant) Attorney Presentation
Michael F. Eubanks, Shumate, Flaherty, Eubanks and Baechtold

  • Why Do Injured Workers Seek Representation?
  • What Steps Can Employers Take to Reduce Attorney Involvement?
  • Effective Communication Between Plaintiff Attorney and Employer/Carrier

2:30 p.m. | House Bill 2:  Case Law Update
H. Douglas Jones, Esq. and Mark W. Howard, Esq., Jones Howard Law, PLLC

  • Discussion of Key Components of HB2
  • Major Reform Legislation, With Significant Cost Reductions
  • Critical Aspects Controlled by Employers
  • Kentucky Appellate Opinions Significant for All Employers
  • This will be an interactive session
  • Final Q & A

4:00 p.m. | 17th Annual Kentucky Workers’ Compensation Seminar Adjourns

 

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