WP01

Preparation for a Formal Hearing

June 15, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

The Workplace Track 

Presented by the Workers’ Compensation and Young Lawyers Sections

About the Program

The session will focus on pre-formal and formal hearings in the Workers’ Compensation Commission. 

You Will Learn

  • Tips and strategies regarding preparation for a formal hearing 
  • How best to prepare a physician for a formal hearing 

Who Should Attend

Workers' Compensation practitioners.

CLE Credit

1.0 CT (General); 1.0 NY (Skills) 

Speakers

Dr Judith Gorelick Judith L. Gorelick, MD, FAANS, FABNS, FACS
Neurosurgery Orthopedics and Spine Specialists, Waterbury

Melanie Kolek Melanie I. Kolek
Connecticut Education Association, Hartford

Matt Necci Matthew S. Necci
Halloran Sage, Hartford

Moderator

Nicole Fluckiger Nicole A. Fluckiger
McGann Bartlett & Brown, East Hartford




Sponsor

WP02

Current Issues in the Workers' Compensation System

June 15, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

The Workplace Track

Presented by the Workers’ Compensation Section

About the Program

The session will provide an annual review of workers' compensation caselaw, a legislative update, and address by the agency chairman. 

You Will Learn

  • The latest in workers' compensation law rendered by the Compensation Review Board (CRB), Connecticut Appellate, and Supreme Courts
  • About recent legislative developments and issues 

Who Should Attend

New and experienced attorneys.

CLE Credit

2.0 CT (General); 2.0 NY (AOP) 

Speakers

!No-Headshot Chairman Stephen M. Morelli
State of Connecticut Workers’ Compensation Commission, Hartford

David Banach David B. Banach, MD, MPH
UConn School of Medicine, Farmington

Jason Dodge Jason M. Dodge
Strunk Dodge Aiken Zovas LLC, Rocky Hill

Luke Strunk_2020 Lucas D. Strunk
Strunk Dodge Aiken Zovas LLC, Rocky Hill

Moderator

Colette Griffin Colette S. Griffin
Howd & Ludorf LLC, Hartford




Sponsors

WP03

COVID-19 and The Workplace: How Far We Have Come, Where We Are, and Where We Are Heading

June 16, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM (Eastern Daylight Time)

The Workplace Track 

Presented by the Young Lawyers Section 

About the Program

This session will focus on changes to employment laws and best practices in connection with the COVID-19 pandemic. 

You Will Learn

  • Best practices for employers as they continue to navigate a safe reopening of workplaces and remote workers return to the workplace
  • About the current status of employment laws, regulations, and various guidances issued by state and federal agencies as they relate to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • How the pandemic might impact workplace laws, policies, and complaints in the coming years
  • Considerations for post-pandemic workplace policies relating to health, hygiene, remote work, and preparation for future emergencies 

Who Should Attend

All attorneys, especially employment lawyers or firm owners/managers. 

CLE Credit

1.0 CT (General); 1.0 NY (AOP) 

Speakers

Alan H Bowie Alan H. Bowie, Jr.
BIC Corporation, Shelton

Cindy_Cieslak Cindy M. Cieslak
Rose Kallor LLP, Hartford

Moderator

Amanda-DeMatteis Amanda M. DeMatteis
Garrison Levin-Epstein Fitzgerald & Pirrotti PC, New Haven




WP04

Annual Employment Law Update

June 17, 2021

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM (Eastern Daylight Time)

The Workplace Track 

Presented by the Labor and Employment Law Section 

About the Program

Review of recent significant Federal and Connecticut decisions impacting employment law.  

You Will Learn

  • About recent significant Connecticut and federal decisions impacting employment law 

Who Should Attend

Labor and employment practitioners and anyone who advises businesses. 

CLE Credit

2.0 CT (General); 2.0 NY (AOP) 

Speakers

Joshua Goodbaum Joshua R. Goodbaum
Garrison Levin-Epstein Fitzgerald & Pirrotti PC, New Haven

Mary Kelly Mary E. Kelly
Livingston Adler Pulda Meiklejohn & Kelly PC, West Hartford

John_Stretton John G. Stretton
Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak & Stewart PC, Stamford