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Mastering Workers' Compensation Law & Unemployment Benefits 24/7 On-demand Downloadable Seminar & Complimentary Podcast - Register Today

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Learn the latest on Mastering Unemployment Benefits & Workers' Compensation Law with this convenient, 24/7 On-demand Seminar & Complimentary Podcast. Register to obtain CLE & MCLE credit, online access to course & reference materials, and attend this on-demand seminar. YOU MAY LISTEN FROM ALMOST ANY TYPE OF COMPUTER OR IPOD. ACCESS TO THE RECORDING AND MATERIALS DOES NOT EXPIRE.

Mastering Unemployment Benefits & Workers' Compensation Law CLE
90-Minute On-demand Downloadable Seminar & Complimentary Podcast
Includes Online Access to Course/Reference Material & Complimentary Podcast.

Register for CLE & MCLE credit - specific credit hours are listed at the bottom of this page.


The weak economy has dramatically increased the demand for legal counsel to represent claimants seeking unemployment benefits and workers’ compensation. At the same time, businesses have hired record numbers of attorneys to defend against claims. Representing clients in these two practice areas provides consistent workflow and has become a highly profitable niche. Understanding the subtleties and best practices of Unemployment Benefits & Workers’ Compensation is imperative to ensure that your clients’ medical needs are best represented. The Rossdale faculty for this seminar includes three leading experts, who will describe the latest developments in obtaining available unemployment benefits, mastering the benefits claims process, understanding the role of unemployment claims in subsequent litigation, the WARN Act, and planning for reductions in force. Our nationally recognized speakers will also cover the effect of pre-existing medical conditions on benefits, the use of medical questionnaires and physical exams, best practices on job descriptions, as well as helpful techniques before administrative law judges. Registration includes access to course and reference materials that serve as a helpful guide to the numerous topics and practices discussed in this on-demand seminar. Register today to attend Mastering Unemployment Benefits & Workers’ Compensation Law.

Agenda: Best Practices from A Judicial Perspective:

1. Preparing for the Settlement Conference

2. Assessing a Case for Settlement

3. Dealing with Opposing Counsel

4. Effectively Speaking to the Judge

5. Preparing for Trial

6. Preparing Your Evidence for Trial

7. Preparing Your Witnesses for Trial

8. Presenting Your Case at Trial

8. Utilizing The Trial Brief

9. The Appeal

Best Practices on Assisting Clients to Obtain Unemployment Benefits:

1. Effectively Seeking All Available Unemployment Benefits

2. Mastering the Unemployment Benefits Claims Process

3. The Relationship between Unemployment Law and Other Types of Employment Litigation

4. Understanding the Role of Unemployment Claims in Subsequent Litigation

5. Best Practices for Claimants’ & Employers’ Counsel in Preparing their Case

Avoiding Labor Law Issues Resulting from Unemployment:

1. Effectively Utilizing the WARN Act

2. Planning & Implementing Reductions in Force

3. The Effect of Mandatory Overtime

4. Best Practices on Employee Councils & Minority Collective Bargaining

5. Effectively Setting Union Access to Management Data

Mastering Workers’ Compensation:

1. The Import of Pre-existing Medical Conditions on Benefits

2. Effectively Utilizing Medical Questionnaires & Physical Examinations

3. The Role of Americans with Disability Act on Workers’ Compensation

4. Best Practices on Job Descriptions & Listing Physical Requirements

5. Practice Tips on Safety Equipment and Defenses to Claims

6. Determining Which Former Employees Are Ineligible or Disqualified for Benefits

7. Best Techniques before the Administrative Law Judge

8. Post-Judgment Options

Recorded Question & Answer Session with the Experts

Biography of Seminar Faculty:

1. Judge Paige S. Levy is a Workers' Compensation Judge in California. Prior to taking the bench, Judge Levy practiced for 14 years in defense litigation representing employers and carriers in workers' compensation matters and as an in-house attorney for an insurance company, where she focused on workers' compensation. She is a nationally sought-after lecturer on workers' compensation, having spoken on the reliability of QME reports, the AMA Guides, Lien Disputes, the Management of Chemical Dependency in Clients, Litigation Tips from a Judicial Perspective, chronic pain under the AMA Guides, as well as case law updates. Judge levy is an elected member on the Board of Governors for the Conference of Workers' Compensation Judges and is an appointed member of the State Bar's Workers' Compensation Executive Committee.

2. Robert L. Bamdas is a leading expert on workers’ compensation and a partner at Kelley Kronenberg, where his practice focuses on workers’ compensation, Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation, as well as occupational exposure/disease claims. Mr. Bamdas has been selected to serve on his state bar’s Workers’ Compensation Rules Committee and has been designated by his peers as “AV” rated. He has 17 years of experience litigating countless cases before numerous administrative law judges and has also handled post judgment matters, including appeals. Mr. Bamdas is a highly sought-after lecturer on workers’ compensation, and has spoken before conferences organized by the U.S. Department of Labor and Loyola University School of Law.

3. David R. Keene is a veteran of the unemployment bar and member of the prominent Littler labor & employment firm. His practices focuses on employment and labor law issues, including state and federal court litigation, involving collective bargaining agreements, discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination. His experience includes extensive practice before the Equal Rights Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board, and other regulatory agencies and in arbitration/grievance proceedings. He has successfully served as the lead counsel in claims involving the unfair labor practices, union action, vacation policies, and arbitrations involving public employees. Mr. Keene has spoken widely on the WARN Act, prohibiting mandatory overtime, planning and implementing reductions in force, and collective bargaining.

Who should attend this seminar?
Attorneys, paralegals, and legal professionals.


CLE ACCREDITATION: Rossdale CLE is a national leader in attorney education and has trained thousands of attorneys, paralegals, and other legal professionals. Attend this on-demand seminar & podcast for CLE & MCLE credit with the following pending & approved jurisdictions:

1. Alabama State Bar MCLE Commission for 1.5 MCLE credits

2. State Bar of California for 1.5 MCLE credits

3. The Florida Bar for 2.0 CLE credits

4. Georgia Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

5. Mississippi Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

6. The State of Nebraska for 1.5 CLE credits

7. The Nevada Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credits

8. The New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 CLE credits

9. The New York State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

10. The State Bar of Texas for 1.5 CLE credits

11. The Virginia State Bar for 1.5 MCLE credits

12. The Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 MCLE credits

13. The Wisconsin Board of Bar Examiners for 1.5 CLE credits

14. The Wyoming State Bar for 1.5 CLE credits

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