WP01

Current Issues in the Workers’ Compensation System

September 14, 2020

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

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The Workplace Track

Presented by the Workers’ Compensation Section

About the Program

The program will provide an informative annual review of workers’ compensation case law, a legislative update, an address by the agency chairman on current issues facing the workers’ compensation system, and an overview of the new RETAIN CT program.

You Will Learn

  • The latest workers’ compensation case law from decisions rendered by the Compensation Review Board and Connecticut Appellate and Supreme Courts
  • About recent legislative developments
  • About issues of interest from the perspective of the chairman and information about the new RETAIN CT program

CLE Credit: 2.0 CT (General); 2.0 NY (AOP)

Speakers

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

Jack Clarkson John P. Clarkson
Law Offices of Cynthia M. Garraty, Hartford

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

!No-Headshot Dr. William S. Shaw
UConn Health Center, Farmington

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




WP02

The ADA at 30: Hot Topics

September 16, 2020

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

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The Workplace Track

Presented by the Labor and Employment Section

About the Program

This presentation will provide a brief overview of the ADA, past and present, the implications of the ADA on assistance animals in the workplace, and providing leaves of absence as a reasonable accommodation.

You Will Learn

  • ADA historical and present overview
  • Parameters of assistance animals in the workplace
  • Granting leave of absence requests as a reasonable accommodation

CLE Credit: 1.0 CT (General); 1.0 NY (AOP)

Speakers

Paula Anthony Paula N. Anthony
Berchem Moses PC, Milford

Michelle M. Duprey
City of New Haven, New Haven




WP03

The (Usually) Avoidable Catastrophe: Workers' Compensation Offsets in Social Security Disability Claims

September 14, 2020

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

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The Workplace Track

Presented by the Disability Law Section

About the Program

The session will explain the workers’ compensation offset in Social Security disability claims, in ways that should be useful for workers’ compensation and Social Security disability practitioners. Understanding the offset and practical advice to minimize it will be the focus of the session. Drafting considerations to achieve this goal will be discussed in depth.

You Will Learn

  • An overview of the workers’ compensation offset in Social Security disability cases
  • Stipulation drafting techniques that will benefit your client
  • The pitfalls that the offset presents, and how to avoid them (your carrier will thank you!)

CLE Credit: 1.0 CT (General); 1.0 NY (AOP)

Speaker

Ivan Katz Ivan M. Katz
Law Office of Ivan M. Katz, New Haven




WP04

How to Use the Official Connecticut Fee Schedule For Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgical Centers – A Primer for Attorneys

 

September 15, 2020

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

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The Workplace Track

Presented by the Workers' Compensation and Young Lawyers Sections

About the Program

The Official Connecticut Fee Schedule For Hospitals and Ambulatory Surgical Centers went into effect April 1, 2015 and applies to all workers’ compensation bills at hospitals and ambulatory surgical centers, though many attorneys and some insurance carriers have not learned how it works. This presentation will go through the basics of how to apply the fee schedule correctly. All attorneys who practice workers’ compensation law should have a basic understanding of how the fee schedule works per Rule 1.1 of the Model Rules of Professional Conduct.

You Will Learn

  • How to use the fee schedule
  • About the Connecticut specific rules that apply

CLE Credit: 1.0 CT (General); 1.0 NY (AOP)

Speaker

Emily R Casey Emily R. Casey
Tobin Carberry O’Malley Riley & Selinger PC, New London

Moderator

Alessandra Carullo Alessandra P. Carullo
Goldberg Segalla, Hartford