SBH Video Series: PPP Loans and Return to Work

SBH is excited to announce it will be producing a series of short videos addressing various issues employers are facing during the COVID-19 Crisis and beyond. Join Megan Vaniman as she discusses PPP loans and forgiveness. Slides used in the video are available here. The video is also available on SBH’s YouTube Channel.    

You still have time to register for SBH’s 2020 Washington Workshop!

It’s not too late to register for SBH’s 10th Annual Washington Workshop–Welcome to the Jungle! This year’s workshop is a live webinar hosted by SBH’s Washington Attorneys and special Guest Speakers, Jan Moss, RN, and Teresa Pacelli, USI Insurance. The webinar starts promptly at 8:30 am this Friday, April 10, 2020. The workshop is approved for 7.0 Washington claims management credits. The workshop is sure to be fun and informative, with topics such as: Blazing a New Trail: How to Handle Claims in a Post Maphet World Appellate Update Washington Workers’ Compensation Jeopardy Tips & Tricks to Closing a Claim Concussions – Discussed with “2020” Clarity How “Reserves” Affect Your Company, Your Claim, The Broker & Our Mutual Client… Continue reading

SBH Attorney Aaron Bass Testifies in Front of Washington State Senate

Attorney Aaron Bass testified on behalf of Washington Self-Insurers Association in opposition to SHB 2409. The bill not only increases the penalty amounts, it imposes a new vague “fair conduct” standard and includes a “per occurrence” multiplier on self-insurance penalties. Attorney Bass used his time to point out the grossly punitive and concerning language in Section 2 of the proposed bill. The bill would entitle claimants a penalty each time benefits were unreasonably delayed. Rather assessing a penalty of $500 or 25% of the aggregate amount of delayed or unpaid benefits, the proposed bill provides a maximum $1,700 penalty for each act of unreasonable delay. The consequence of a “per occurrence” penalty is catastrophic and extremely punitive. Attorney Bass outlined… Continue reading

SBH is Pleased to Announce its Newest Partner, Lauren Oda

Lauren Oda, an SBH attorney, since 2011 officially became Sather, Byerly & Holloway’s newest partner, effective January 1, 2020. Lauren provides defense counsel for employers and insurers in workers’ compensation matters in Oregon and Washington. She is especially skilled in workers’ compensation hearing defense and advising clients on difficult claims. Lauren can be reached a or 503-595-2139. Congratulations, Lauren!

Employer Disability and Leave Roundtable

laurel hensleyJoin SBH for the next Employer Disability and Leave Roundtable September 10, 2019. We invite you to join us September 10th for the next Kaiser Permanente/Sather Byerly & Holloway Employer Disability and Leave Roundtable. SBH’s Rebecca Watkins and Dr. Carrie Davino-Ramaya will host a roundtable discussion of real-life leave scenarios and share their insights on how to address various disability and leave requirements under state, federal and local laws. Dr. Davino-Ramaya will provide insights from a medical perspective on leave and disability certifications. This is a great opportunity to explore the legal and medical aspects of leave, as well as connect with other employers and HR professionals in the metro area. When: September 10, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30… Continue reading

Join us at the SBH Washington Claims Professional Workshop

laurel hensleySBH will be hosting its annual Washington Claims Professional Workshop on Friday, March 4, 2016 at the Heathman Lodge in Vancouver, Washington. 6.0 Washington Credits Approved: 5.0 Claims Management & 1.0 Legal Presentations by SBH Attorneys and Guest Speakers: Edward Dagher, MD Peter Edgerton, Vocational Services Specialist, Department of Labor & Industries Debra Hatzialexiou, Legal Services Program Manager, Department of Labor & Industries Doug Palmer, Partner at Busick Hamrick Palmer Sheryl Whitcomb, Penalty Adjudicator, Department of Labor & Industries Elizabeth Ziegler, Ph.D. – Neuropsychologist Workshop Topics: Case Law Update Introduction to Neuropsychological Testing Assessing Employability in the Vocational Resolution Dispute Office Penalties: Self-Insured Employers Beware Thoracic Outlet Syndrome Working With Claimant’s Attorneys Cost: $85 Includes Continental Breakfast, Lunch,… Continue reading

Join SBH at the 14th Annual Oregon Claims Examiner Workshop

laurel hensleyJoin SBH at the 14th Annual Oregon Claims Examiner Workshop. The workshop will be November 13 at the Multnomah Athletic Club. SBH Attorneys, Independent Medical Examiners, and representatives from the WCD will be discussing the latest case law, new closure rules, traumatic brain injuries, recreational marijuana, and the new Oregon portal. Cost is $85 per person and includes a continental breakfast, lunch, hosted bar, and hors d’oeuvres. To Register: We look forward to seeing you there!