Workers' Compensation: Return to Work Issues

Webinar: ID# 1020446
Recorded CD
About This Course:
This is an intermediate level review of practical, legal and medical issues for return to work programs and problems.

This webinar will be emphasized on FMLA, ADA, pregnancy and maternity leave, and reemployment for veterans. It will also focus on common problems faced by HR departments.


Key Issues in Programs
  • Notice Requirements for Return-to-Work Policies, Injuries and Illness
  • Unexpected Illnesses and Disabilities
  • Designation of Leave
  • Medical and HR Tools to Achieve Return to Work
  • Medical Inquiries
  • Temporary Work Assignments
  • Permanent Accommodation
  • Last Chance Agreements
  • Settlements of Claims
Special Topics
  • Accommodation of Aging Employees
  • Employment and Reemployment of Veterans
  • Pregnancy and Maternity Leave
  • Employees With Mental Health Impairments
Practice Pointers
  • Sample Return-to-Work Provisions
  • Examples of What Not to Do
About The Presenter

Patrick J. Platter
  • Partner in the office of Neale & Newman, LLP
  • Practice emphasizes on all aspects of work related injury litigation and planning models for employers, land use law, administrative law, and a general trial practice
  • Injury litigation practice includes workers’ compensation, disability benefit litigation, return-to-work issues for injured employees, personal injury, and litigation in various settings such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, and federal and state antidiscrimination statutes; this practice also includes planning with businesses to develop employment policies concerning these areas, employment law and return to work issues
  • Wrote several publications related to the areas of workers' compensation
  • Membership information: American Bar Association, Tort Law Section; Defense Research Institute; Division of Family Services, Child Protection Team, 1982 to 1983; Greene County Bar Association; Springfield Metropolitan Bar Association, 1997 to 2000, 2004 to 2007; board of directors, 2004; Child Advocacy Council, board of directors; The Missouri Bar Association; Workers’ Compensation Committee, vice chairman, 1997 to 1998, 2002; Vision 20/20 – City of Springfield/Greene County, 1994 and coordinating committee, 2003 to 2004
  • J.D. and bachelor degrees, in A.B., political science and economics, University of Missouri-Columbia
Workers' Compensation: Return to Work Issues
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