SBH 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 me, the DMEC board, and Chet Nakada of BOLI on February 3rd for a half day seminar at the Kaiser Permanente Town Hall. Mr. Nakada is returning to discuss Oregon Sick Leave laws, and then I’ll lead a discussion about what employers should know about navigating the BOLI/EEOC complaint process. The seminar is approved for 3 CPDM and CDMS credits. Please register online at http://dmec.org/2016/01/06/2016-oregon-southwest-washington-chapter-event-feb-3/. Early registration discount applies through January 20th.
Join 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: https://sbhlegal.com/oregon-washington-employment-law-news/upcoming-events/ We look forward to seeing you there!
Join SBH Attorneys Lauren Oda and Steve Verotsky at the first PWC lunch of the season on October 20, 2015. The Lunch is held at the Crowne Plaza in Lake Oswego. Lauren and Steve will be providing a Course & Scope Legal Update. Their discussion will include recent Board and Court of appeals decisions addressing common course and scope injury scenarios. They will provide tips for investigation and processing claims when its unclear whether they occurred with the course of scope of employment. Register and RSVP at www.onlinepwc.com
Join me and a great line up of speakers and topics next Wednesday, September 16th, at the Oregon/SW Washington DMEC annual chapter meeting. Chet Nakada of BOLI will discuss State Sick Leave. Tim Kessel of DCBS will discuss the Preferred Worker Program and EAIP. Rob Bovett will discuss marijuana in the workplace. And keynote speaker Justin Parker will discuss strategies for engaging employees with early return to work. Register at http://dmec.org/calendar-2/ (2015 Chapter Mtg: Oregon)
SBH Attorneys Sarah Ewing and Krishna Balasubramani are speaking at the Oregon PRIMA 2015 Annual Conference. The conference is held at Salishan Resort and Spa in Gleneden Beach September 30- October 2, 2015. Sarah, along with Regina Jackson, an ADA specialist, will speak on Thursday October 1, 2015 about the interactions of on-the-job injuries, ADA, and FMLA including fitness for duty tests, common pitfalls, and dos and don’ts. Krishna will be providing a 2015 legislative legal update on Friday October 2, 2015. Krishna will cover the important laws passed that impact workers’ compensation, employment and leave laws. Check out the full agenda and register at http://orprima.org/meetinginfo.php?id=9&ts=1439598460