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40th Annual Worker's Compensation Update - 2016
  • CA2468D

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About the Program

Who should purchase:

  • Worker’s compensation attorneys
  • Personal injury lawyers
  • Employment law attorneys
  • Business lawyers
  • General practitioners

How you’ll benefit:

  • Receive a thorough overview of Wisconsin Act 180’s changes to the worker’s comp system
  • Stay current on recent rulings with a case law update
  • Find out how last year’s Dept. of Administration reorganization is impacting worker’s comp practice
  • Understand anticipated legislation and its potential impacts if passed
  • Get an analysis of national worker’s comp changes and trends
  • Learn how Social Security Disability Insurance impacts benefits
  • Get advice on common ethical conundrums in worker’s comp situations

The wild world of worker’s comp

From new laws to departmental reorganizations, worker’s compensation in Wisconsin has experienced a whirlwind of changes over the past year – and even more may be on the way. The 40th Annual Worker’s Compensation Update provides in-depth discussion of the current climate, advice for preparing your practice to meet changing regulations, and guidance in handling ethical requirements.

Stay ahead of changes

A comprehensive case law update keeps you current on the latest court decisions. In addition, learn how the worker’s comp division reorganization under the Department of Administration is impacting applicant and defense practice.

Weighing in on the current system

Enacted early in 2016, Act 180 revised key aspects of worker’s comp. Find out what the new law means for items such as:

  • Disability rates
  • Statutes of limitation
  • Medical experts
  • Vocational rehabilitation
  • Temporary and permanent disability schedules

Plus, learn how pre-existing conditions, misconduct, impairment, and Social Security Disability Insurance can affect benefits.

Watch out for what’s next

More revisions may be on the horizon for Wisconsin’s worker’s comp program. New legislation expected to be reintroduced to the legislature next session would make even more sweeping changes than Act 180. Explore anticipated legislation and how the upcoming election might affect the likelihood of its viability.

Look beyond the Badger State’s borders with an analysis of national changes to worker’s compensation. Discover lessons Wisconsin can learn from changes made in other states, and find out if any national or regional trends could come to our state.

Work wonders in your next case

Keep your practice and your clients a step ahead of worker’s comp changes with the insightful counsel from the 40th Annual Worker’s Compensation Update

Original seminar date - 9/16/16

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